Saturday, December 1, 2007
My first pair of handknitted mitten, Peekaboo by Megan at Pensive Frog. The mittens are with a slit whereby the fingers can slip out, for easy movements.
Mittens are not a necessity in this hot and humid weather. My intention is to knit for DD to wear in a man-made cold place, the ice-skating ring. She has been wearing the factory-made mittens and socks there.
As a knitter, i would love to see her wearing my knitted stuffs as a way to motivate me to learn new knitting skills, different projects, last but not least, an excuss to buy more yarns.
Peekaboo mittens are fairly easy to knit, as a beginner, i followed the patterns accordingly, no motification was(dare) needed.
I had a slight held-up at the Thumb gusset part, to use backward loop method to cast on over the gap. With the help from Dustina, she knitted the Playground mittens for her kids, something similar as mine. She showed me this website
I was able to continue knitting. After watching the video, i knew the backward loop method(actually) but i didnt know this cast-on has a name for it.
Everything went along smoothly till the Thumb part (again) where i had to re-join yarn at the gap between hand and thumb gusset, pick up and knit the stitches in base of the cast-on stitches. I knitted, unknitted and knitted before i m happy with the results.
P.S. With DD's help, i managed and know how to add a direct link Here.