Thursday, March 27, 2014

That's that job done

Long, long ago, I knit my eldest sister a present for her 50th birthday. I believe that would be 1992. Since then I've knit 50th birthday presents for another sister, a brother, 3 sisters-in-law. At last, this past week, my youngest sister turned 50, and she got a pair of fingerless mitts. Now, until Arthur turns 50, I figure my job is done!

These Pomona Mitts are from the Unofficial Harry Potter magazine from Interweave and named for Professor Sprout. They are cute; the picot edge is tedious but interesting once it's knit and the short rows are a good way to shape the garter stitch mitt.

But the pattern in the magazine is set out very oddly and edited ... not the way I would have done it. I rewrote it all out so I could keep track of rows, and changed the wording. No one needs the instruction "knit to 6 stitches before the marker" when something like "knit 8" will do, surely!

Anyways, annoying but ultimately good.

My stoopid elbow is upset at all this knitting, though! I want to make a baby blanket for this summer! I want to knit Stephen a new hat for next winter! I want to knit myself a cardigan of black denim!! Not to mention socks, hats, half-knit things all over the house. But my arm is really not up to it.

I think I'm just going to have to take up more reading...

Oh, look, I just found an article that says how good crafting is for your mental health... Maybe I should just get that sewing machine.


  1. She got them today. She'll no doubt be in touch. Nice mitts..

  2. lovely mitts!
    so sorry to hear your elbow is giving you such fits though... that sucks.


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