Do you remember how I was working on another mandala pattern?
And do you remember how I was working on a very bright blanket?
I kind of got distracted.
I have an old pair of mitts which I made many years ago. They were inspired by a pair made by Lucy from Attic 24. You can check hers out here. Mine were made just like hers.
They have now seen better days. I wore them often during the colder autumn & winter months and I think may be close to retirement.
I decided to make a new pair. And I went a little bit overboard!
They are kind of like a Sampler Blanket for my arms.
I haven't written a pattern for them, as I didn't write it down as I went along. I am going to make another pair and do a tutorial for them. These are kind of rough. I won't show you the back seam!
I started making them as a rectangular piece. I wasn't sure if I wanted the rows going up and down my arms, or round and round.
Once it was about 10 or 15cm long, I tried it on this way and that and decided round and round looked best!
So I sewed up the seams and continued crocheting it in rounds.
Then I found while on a recent weekend away to Phillip Island, I found a cute little LYS (local yarn shop) which had one ball of silver, and one ball of gold yarn. I snatched them both up!
I often look out for these colours at our big local shop, but they only stock them at Christmas.
It made a relatively ok arm mitt look fabulous!
I would crochet a few rounds, then try it on.
Yesterday they were finished!
There's a mixture of picots, granny stripes,
moss stitching, single crochet,
rows of chains, fans,
star stitch rows, drop double crochet, and sometimes just half double crochet stitches.
What do you think?
They do kind of look like gauntlets. Maybe that's a better name than 'arm mitts'?
Not only did I finish these yesterday, but last night I also finished my super bright blanket. It's currently blocking outside, pinned to a large camping mat.
I'll be honest with you. I'm not sure how I feel about it. We hated each other for about a month. Much frogging happened. Stay tuned for that blog post soon!
The Red Haired Amazona