Last weekend I decided this situation needed to be remedied immediately so I found myself a free pattern on Ravelry for a pair of mitts and cast on Saturday morning. I finished the mitts Monday morning carpooling in to work. Here's how they turned out:
Pattern: Straightforward Mitts by Simone Draeger
Yarn: Shibui Knits Staccato in colorway Chrome
Raveled: Straightforward Mitts
These mitts turned out great, and they don't interfere with my typing at all. They're great for delicately holding lilies, as shown above, in case you ever find yourself in that situation. The fit is good, they don't take much yarn, they're pretty much perfect. I also loved the color of the yarn. The silk in Staccato really gives the grey color a beautiful luster. Plus it's machine washable, which is perfects for mitts.
The pattern was designed to match Herbivore, a shawl by Stephen West. My fiance is knitting one of Stephen's hat patterns, Windschief, at the moment, so we had a house full of slanted twisted rib projects going on. It was adorable, if I do say so myself.
Right now, I'm working on knitting the sleeves to my White Pine cardigan. I have them about up to the elbow. Hopefully I can join them to the body by this weekend and update you all with some pictures. I need to get that cardigan finished so I have a free schedule for Ravelympics in July. Ahem, the knitting community event coinciding with the Olympics. Wouldn't want to upset anybody. I have this crazy idea to knit a sweater in just 17 days. We'll see how that turns out!
Happy knitting to everybody!