Sunday, January 22, 2006

Urban does not equal Fashion

I'm just about finished with the first Urban Neccessities mit. I'm liking this pattern a lot and I'm really excited at the prospect of having warm glove/mitts for those extra cold winter mornings that require cleaning snow off the car. Knitting the hand, thumb, and fingers were surprisingly easy-peasy. Picking up sts for the mitten cap was a little complicated. The issue is knowing where to start picking up so you're mitten cap faces the right way. After working a few rows for the design chart for the mitten cap I realized it wasn't looking that anything remotely close to snowflake or whatever it's supposed to be so I re-knit it plain jane style.



I'm about to close off the top of the mitten cap, but I'm going to use Kitchener Stitch instead of the pull-through method the pattern calls for. You can see my mitts are not too fancy and they look kind of weird when they're on your hand, but this is an Urban Necessity NOT a Fashion Necessity people.

4 comments:

Karin said...

The gloves look nice. The pattern's probably easier to understand than that Broadstreet Mittens one too. Love the hourglass color. I will have to find me some LB in that shade too. I was on a fancy yarn kick for a while...and now I am back to wanting machine washable stuff because I HATE HAND WASHING!

ErLeCa said...

I love that mitt/glove. Those are the best things for winter! And I just now read your hourglass entry! It's finished!!! YAY!! It turned out great, but I'm with you on the sizing. That's just such a huge difference between the two sizes. It still looks great on you. Nice and comfy!

Diana said...

The glomit is great. I need to knit myself and Mr. Effer a pair. I think they are so practical. And who cares in CNY what your handwear looks like when it's freezing outside?

Michelle said...

I've always been curious on how those were knit. Nice work!