Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fits like a…

It’s not a glove! It’s a mitt.  But it fits like a glove, like a second skin.  These are my laceweight Plain Jhaynes and they weigh a mere 20 grams.IMG_0131It is really hard to photograph things on your hands.  So far I haven’t really found a position that doesn’t seem dumb. Here’s one of my birch trees in the backyard.  There’s not much color contrast between the mitts and the bark, but the bark texture is lovely.IMG_0123These are cast on at the cuff and then proceed toward the fingers. Aren’t the thumb gusset increases understatedly pretty?  The pattern just said “M1” but I used the M1L and M1R increases that were fresh on my mind from the Color Affection shawl.
The pattern says that these can be knit completely plain (no lace pattern, all stockinette) or with one of two panel designs.  This is Hand Panel A if you have the pattern in hand (ha) and are wondering.
I still don’t love working with laceweight yarn.  It’s too fiddly.  But I love the way these came out, and I’m sure I’ll wear them a lot this fall.  Not sure what I’m going to do with the remaining 7 g of yarn I have, though.
In the meantime, I’ll work on my photography.  This part of our back porch has been primed at 3/4 tint of the final color.  Those acorns amuse me.  Are you getting all those Craftsy emails that I get?  I signed up for Caro Sheridan’s Shoot It! A Product Photography Primer.  It was only $19.99 and she’s such a great photographer.  I love that the class is aimed at plain jane (ha) photographers using point-and-shoots (that’s me) or even a smartphone.  I haven’t consumed any course content yet, but when I do, maybe I’ll reshoot these mitts or the Color Affection shawl.  Otherwise, you might keep seeing pictures like this:IMG_0140 In case you’re wondering about this crazy color of blue, I can assure you that the final color is so much better. Final color is on the left (that was just a sloppily painted test patch).
Final color on the left; 3/4 tinted primer on the right.


  1. Really, they weigh 20oz? That would be more than a pound and they just didn't seem that heavy to me.

    I like the painting tools shot!

  2. Oops! I meant "grams" not "ounces." I corrected the post.