These Plymouth Encore mittens hopped off my needles this morning.
For a pair that gave me fits at the start, they turned out perfect.
I was not using the right size needles at first.
They are machine washable.
When I make another pair from this yarn I will add a flower or something, but I thought this pair is a basic, boys or young man's mitten.
It has taken me months to perfect my thumbs, but I've finally done it.
I had to learn to join the yarn between the existing saved stitches, knit 7 stitches and then cast on two stitches for the hole part, then knit the other 7 saved stitches.
Is this making sense?
Then you decrease two on the next round in the bottomish part of the thumb and it looks great.
I must thank the writer of this pattern.
Perhaps a glove is in my future...but
let's not get carried away!
Some products I used this week that I'll share with you:
Good old drawing salve. I have a big splinter that we cannot get out of my finger. The old tube of drawing salve still puts out brown goop that really pulls a splinter to the surface. Part of it came out this morning like magic.
Visconiti sun dried tomatoes.
They beat any store bought tomato for a pasta salad any day!
They can't match a fresh picked garden tomato..but for the other 50 weeks of the year, they are the best.
Creatology's Pom Poms bought at Micheals. They are Fezzik's favorite toy to retrieve. He is learning the word fetch.
He's kind of a natural, as Maine Coons are known for this.
I love Luna Lemon Protein bars.
They taste wonderful.