What can I say? The mitts are perfect for me. I loved this kit. And my cat Yarn loves them, too. She loves to be held like in the photo below, on my shoulder:
Pattern: Josie Gloves
Yarn: Wool and the Gang Sheepaca in Ivory White
Needles: 5 mm (US 8)
Ravelry Project page is here.
This was a really fast project, and would have been even faster if I didn’t accidentally make two left hand mitts. I also managed to accidentally move the beginning of the slipped stitch cable one stitch off, which means that on one mitt the cable doesn’t flow perfectly form the ribbing, Ah well. It’s not that noticeable, and it doesn’t bug me- ah, the benefits of not being a perfectionist!
I loved reading and responding to the comments from the knit in progress post last week, it seems like we are all on the same page about wanting knitting project vending machines, but not just in airports- everywhere we travel! Now that I’m finished the mitts, I’m even more convinced that these kits are perfect for taking with you on the road. Although knitting kit vending machines don’t exist yet, it’s still a fun idea to pick up a kit before traveling and taking it with you as a special travel treat.
I always get a little frazzled when packing for a trip, trying to remember everything, trying to figure out what kitting to bring, and a kit like this would be so perfectly appealing at that moment when I’m staying up too late trying to figure out what to bring. Especially if it has the Sheepaca yarn like this one does- I’m so in love with it. Everything should be a blend of merino and alpaca. Everything!
p.s.: Here’s another time I was taking photos of newly knitted fingerless mitts, and Yarn was not feeling nearly as cooperative as she was for these gloves. Maybe she prefers to be petted with white gloves?