Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dusting off the knitting needles

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!

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to see pics of the finished cape and fingerless mittens!!