Last Saturday was a great indulgence of knitting, knitting chat, and knitting friends. A meeting of the Inner-City branch of the NSW Knitters Guild in the morning was followed by World-Wide Knitting in Public Day in the afternoon (blogged by many and ably photographed by web-goddess and Witty Knitter among others).
All this knitting time enabled me to finish the Cranford Mitts - so pretty!
They are destined to be a ninety-sixth birthday gift for my ex-mother-in-law. The pattern is Jane Lithgow's Cranford Mitts that I've knitted in yarn left over from previous projects. The green yarn is Grignasco Champagne, which is a silk/wool mix that is soft but has excellent stitch definition. The grey trim is Araucania Ranco sock yarn. The stitch pattern is a very logical, easy to remember 8 row repeat, and the stretchiness of the lace means the mitts easily adjust to a variety of hand sizes.
I'm not usually a fan of fingerless mitts, but these are so pretty, and so ironically old-fashioned, that I'm tempted to make some for myself. Maybe in pink?