Some things take a long time to complete. Perhaps the satisfaction of finishing them is greater that the quick projects? Or is it a feeling of relief? A little of both, I suppose.
This pair of mittens have been on the needles since November 2008. I really like them, but they turned out too narrow for my hands, so I gave them to my dear friend J. I managed to convince her to pose with them for me!
Pattern: Fisherman’s mittens from Knitting Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca. Used double through out.
Needles: 2,5 mm dpns
Started: 3 November 2008
Finished: 22 January 2015
Modifications: I think that my decreases are a bit different from the pattern, I tried to duplicate the first mitten when completing the second.
The photos above were taken on January 28th, when we still had snow. Spring is on the way, and the snow has melted, but it’s been quite cold so far and I still use mittens everyday.