Sometimes you have to work really hard for something you love don't you?
These gorgeous Pride and Prejudice Mitts were a bit of a challenge for me to say the least. There was no TV on, no one was allowed to speak to me whilst I was working on the them and I wouldn't go near my knitting if I was feeling tired or not at my best.
I made mistakes, I cursed and I pulled back. But I picked up my stitches and persevered and it was really worth all the effort. Now if you are an experienced knitter you probably wouldn't have any trouble with these, it's a great pattern with good instructions. It's simply because I'm still quite a basic knitter that I struggled a bit, however, thanks to You Tube helping me I managed in the end and am unbelievable chuffed at my achievement!!!!
I love the little twisted rib pattern, the way the stitches cross over each other and that the ribbing continues up the hand, tapering off to a single one in the middle. Beautiful design, gorgeous yarn, and despite my difficulties I enjoyed the making process immensely.
The designer is Christelle Nihoul and the yarn I used is Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino in colour P513X352. A truly wonderful combination.
While I was still knitting these I said that when they were finished I would display them in a glass cabinet as a testament to my knitting achievement.
I haven't though. I love wearing them too much!
'till next time...