Gotta share some more knitting! This is another gift pair I created, loosely based on the pattern, Lazy Rib Fingerless Mitts by chocolate trudi, found on Ravelry. I adjusted the pattern to add some ribbing on the cuff, top and thumb, and used a gusset-less thumb hole on these, so my versions are slightly different than the pattern.
Crafty friends, you'll find a pair of fingerless mitts can be nice to wear indoors in a cool environment, even during your craft and day time activities. When I gifted my mitts to family, I included a little handmade tag to remind them how they can use them. For my niece who is learning to knit, the tag on her mitts called her pair a set of Knitting Mitts - "keeping your fingers free for creativity!"
Ah, the joy of knitting, it is very easy to modify patterns to try new things. Using a gusset-less thumb hole option makes the pattern Super Lazy Rib Mitts. If you are familiar at all with creating a thumb gusset, the increases take a little extra work. Even with that short cut on these, they fit surprisingly well, so I was pleased with the outcome.
One thing that is problematic on posting my hand knit mitt projects on my blog is taking a good photo while modeling them... I have to set a self timer and hope that how I'm holding my hands will at least demonstrate how they fit without looking too odd. There is apparently no good lighting, and very little I can do to hide my wrinkly, craft hardened fingers, too!
Happy crafting, everyone! TGIF.