Only You & You Alone

I’ve been toying with project monogamy this week, after a particularly wanton weekend wherein I neither finished nor made progress on any current projects but did cast on for two (COUNT THEM!) new ones. Sunday I decided I just could not sit by any longer while this Koigu I got in a trade a few months back needed to be made into some awesome stripey something.

koigu cakes

So, Sunday I started me some fingerless mitts. And finished them tonight. And worked on nothing else in between. It’s like some kind of milestone, here, folks.

stripey somethings

Pattern: Long Striped Hand Warmers by the purl bee
Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino in 3 unknown colorways (don’t know where those ballbands went)
Needles: 3.25 mm 40″ Knitpicks Harmony circs
Mods: Did not use a smaller size for the ribbing. Cast on 40 sts, knit the arm & palm on 40. Did 7 increase rounds for the thumb gusset, then 3 rounds plain before separating the thumb sts (mostly just ’cause I didn’t plan my increases well enough). Decreased to 30 before the ribbing on the palm.

They still need a good soak-and-block, but I luuurve them.

Now let’s see if I can keep this monogamy thing up long enough to finish the Damned Handsome Socks.

8 thoughts on “Only You & You Alone

  1. I have 1.5 of these mitts finished and they have been lying dormant for about 3 or 4 months. I don’t know why but I just got to a point where I couldn’t stand to work on them anymore although I know they will be awesome when they’re finished. The awful part is that they are a christmas present for my friend…christmas ’10. So they’re just a little tiny bit LATE. I’ll finish them for christmas ’11 though 😉 Your post has given me a little motivation boost to finish them. Thanks!

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