Hi everyone! :)
I wanted to make some mittens, because I thought that crocheting gloves would be too much of a hassle, with all those fingers to make! ;) And I also think that gloves might be better when knit. Just a personal preference :)
So, mittens it is! This is the free pattern I used, Mrs. Murdock’s mittens (photo c/o to crochetme.com):
And this is how mine came out! :)
They’re really soft yet sturdy, and certainly do the job in terms of keeping my fingers warm!
The pattern was easy to follow with clearly marked parts for different sizes. The pattern comes with preschool, kids and women sizes. I had to adjust mine slightly; I made the thumb 3 rounds longer as well as the top part where your fingers go – I have very long fingers :)
I made them with a 4mm hook, and got exactly one pair out of the skein! I literally had 4 inches left when I was done. Phew!
As you can see, they are quite ‘fluffy’. There’s a lot of fuzz on them, especially on the parts that tend to get a lot of wear. I hope they survive the winter. I kind of expect them to start felting a little too, since they’ve already seen some rain! ;)
Oh and wouldn’t you know it; when D and me got back to our apartment after taking these pictures, look what we found!
A stray! I’m always baffled by this. Because you always only see one glove, not two. You think someone would notice that there is one glove missing, right?