I’m a tad behind on my FO posting. about two weeks. mostly because i kept stalling when it came to blocking or finishing pieces. knit them, sew in ends, all good. anything more? meh… and then they get set aside, something new is cast on and i forget them for a bit.

anyways…. wonder womans mitts o’ truth!!!!

wonder womans mitts o' love...

because i’m shameless like this, have you seen hark, a vagrant’s wonder woman comic?

Pattern: susie’s reading mitts, which besides being a totally adorable, has the added bonus of being free!
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Frank Ochre, a colorway i have seen people use really well, but never saw available at any yarn stores. until this skein!
Needles: size 4’s. started on circulars and switched to bamboo dpns. not out of any sensible reasoning or anything. just cuz i felt like it…
rav project link!

wonder womans mitts o' truth!

i think i knit the medium, because my gauge with the fours was a little smaller than called for, and they are being made for petite hands. i hope that by knitting these a little denser, they will hold up better. jake’s malabrigo mitts, e.g., are kind of looking sad after a year of very heavy wear. i love this color! i think frank ochre is practically the perfect shade of yellow. just enough primary, not too too bright, a touch of mustard sneaking in…

wonder womans mitts o' truth!

mods: i did a provisional cast-on, and knitted join for the picot edge, so there would be less finishing. i couldn’t think of any really better way to finish it off at the top, i could have done the knitted join again, like i used for the top of my handspun socks, but it would have created some bulk that would have annoyed me to have in the middle of the palm. and the sewn edging there creates more elasticity, which is good for hand movement… speaking of elasticity, i used ez’s sewn bind off for the thumbs.

also, in case you were curious, these pictures were taken before blocking. i expected the eyelets to open a bit more, but they didn’t. i probably would have had to stretch or pin them…

snail hat

this is what i’m currently up to. actually, i finished the knitting yesterday, spent the afternoon trying about eight different colors for the third contrast color until one of them looked right. i’m hoping to block it today, and pictures soon! one more fo in the mean time, though…

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