A New Mitt
Susie's Reading Mitts and the yarn is from Tess Yarns. I purchased it at my very first MDS&W, which would have been 2004. It's a merino and silk blend and it's probably supposed to be worsted weight, but I believe that knitting a yarn tighter than it was "meant" to be knit, makes for finished knitting that will wear better. (The pattern is written for a DK gauge.) This is important in something like a mitt that will be subjected to abrasion while it's being used.
This is most of the first mitt - it's still missing it's thumb and the thumb stitches are sitting on waste yarn right now. I'll knit the second mitt to this point and then do the thumbs together - for some reason this is how I do all my mitts. Anyone else have a fingerless mitt problem out there? (Although, really, it's not a problem. I can quit anytime I want to. Really.)
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