I have finished knitting the give-away mitts and drawn the winner ! I shall be sending them off right away ( but first , apologies to the winner for misspelling your name in the photo.) It was really fun knitting these very sunny & vernal tones, and for some reason, these colors had me dreaming of my little potted lemon trees , and my tall and rambling English roses out on the deck garden. Yet, it still is only the first half of March, and no blooms yet.
I don’t know how to say this gracefully, but I blunder’d badly and didn’t notice until nearly done with the second mitt, that it is two rows shorter than the first. This is a major embarrassment, but there’s no time to knit them over, so they will just have to remain as they are ~~ a statement of my quirky and asymmetric personality !
Watch this space as they say, for soon I will be posting a gallery of photos of all the knitters’ mitts, who have participated in the first test-knit-along of my first three patterns over in this little group . I wouldn’t be having this give-away party had I not felt so good about the mitts, and only because so many stepped up to actually knit them, some many pair !
And thank you kind readers of Yarnings, well as the knitters of the mitts, for posting in the give-away, and being a part of my celebration of writing my first patterns, however small they are. I know this will be a memory of encouragement which I will draw upon for months to come.
Now I can look forward to the next knit & give-away,
which is inevitable,
because I had so much fun with this one !!!
Details on Ravelry . . . here
Congrats to your lucky reader!
I knitted a pair of monster pants for my nephew that were two (very obvious) rows short! Two rows short they are still wonderful…
Thanks Kieran for your moral support , it helps to know I’m not the only one who knits off-kilter 😉
I think I read somewhere that the Amish believe that imperfections in quilting or sewing is a pathway leading the evil spirits out. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!!
Kieran, that surely is an interesting one ! I’ve heard that the imperfection is intentional, being that only the devine can create perfect quilts. 😉 Probably varies within the orders of the Amish. ( My boyfriend is descendant from an Amish family two generations removed, got it from him 🙂 . The Amish call the imperfection ‘sparkle’ and I just love that !!!
Oh Angel! Thank you so much! They’ll be very much appreciated in the cold spell of weather we are having just now. What a lovely surprise. X
P.S: it’s not a mistake, it’s a design feature! 😉
Kelly, I am so glad you’ll get some wear from them still. They are the colors of California…so hopefully they’ll bathe you in sun every time you wear them 🙂 xx
They are great! I always make my mitts a bit different for just that reason…as for the lemon blossoming…I just found two little blossoms starting to peek through on mine. Frosty mornings are still a bit harsh, so she’s being cautious. It’s probably even colder up there.
Actually, up here at 2000 ft elevation Morrie, we don’t get frost so much, which is a valley characteristic, but we do have cold air which wicks up moisture from the ground, into little ice-sickles which sort of grow out of the earth. 🙂 xx
Your first giveaway – what a great wee success story for you. Two rows short? Who’s counting?
🙂 Really ! Hey Lizzi, I’m already nearly done with one niece’s spring tee… barrelling along. 🙂 xx
Congratulations to the lucky winner of beautiful springy mitts! Those turned out lovely, and I am envious. The yellow is like daffodils and the green like everything spring! What a pretty combination, those are meant to be loved. Well done!
Aw Martha…. you know, I know you wanted them the most, but you’ll get yours still ! One day … lol 🙂 Thank you for being a huge presence on Yarnings. xx
The mitts look delightful, and the quirkiness gives them va-va-voom!
Oh… hey… I like ‘va-va-voom’ ! 🙂