Everyone knows I’m a crocheter (otherwise known as a “Hooker” - YIKES, please don’t call me that! Someone might not “get” it!), but you may not realize that I also knit occasionally. It’s not that I don’t like knitting, there are just so many things I want to crochet that I don’t have the time it takes to tackle a knitting project. I have to be really drawn to it.
I received a new book in the shop the other day called Knitting At Home: 60 Classics from Ella Rae Designs. I figured I should acquaint myself with the pattern selection, so I started browsing. I truly was not on the search for a new project for myself (I have WAY too many projects on my plate already!), but I found myself getting sucked in and irresistibly drawn to a pair of Fingerless Mittens. So lovely in their simplicity! No cables, ribs, bells or whistles. No extra gee-gaws or wing-dings – just plain stockinette stitch with a real thumb (not just a gap in the side seam!).
I just finished a cool weather cape/shawl and thought a pair of fingerless mittens would be perfect to wear with it! I’m reminded of that TV commercial for Target where the lady tries on a hat and wonders if she is a “hat person” – She imagines herself strolling through an orchard wearing her fabulous new hat. I can just imagine myself flouncing around town in my cape with my jaunty new fingerless mittens to complete my ensemble! Am I a cape/fingerless mittens kind of person? I think I am!