You detail oriented readers might have perused yesterday’s post and left wondering, “Johanna, if you knit those tiny pirates on the way BACK from New Orleans what did you do on the way to Mardi Gras?” (No one wondered about that, did they?) Well readers, I have an answer for you. The first leg was spent completing fingerless mitts for Afthead Junior in the perfectly named “Carnaval” colorway.
Afthead Junior has always been a lover of fingerless hand garments. Her allowance has been spent on an array of neither practical or comfortable colored Party City fishnet glovelike creations ranging from wristlets to full arm length wonders.
I finished the knitting as we battled traffic heading into New Orleans. I wanted to her to have them in case it was cold at a night parade. They would be perfect for catching – fingers free – and the bold colors would attract the attention of the krewe on the floats. However, the weather in New Orleans was beautiful, so I was able to weave in loose ends before my daughter wore them for our not-cold-at-all five hour drive to Houston. Aren’t they adorable with her Mardi Gras hat? Thankfully we still have plenty of winterish weather to come at home, so they will get used.
For the knitters, here are some details about the project.
Pattern: Little Girl Wristlets by Janice MacDaniels
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Allegria, colorway Carnaval.
Needles: Random bamboo size 3
This is a great pattern, and a wonderful yarn. Afthead Junior is really sensitive to itchy yarns, and she loves these mitts. Super bonus for parents, the end product is machine washable. The colorway is beautiful, bright and eye catching. I recommend these for anyone looking for a quick functional knit for kids. Plus, I’ve got enough yarn left that I’m casting on a pair of socks for myself out of the same skein.
Let’s end with a totally unrelated picture of Adventure the cat snuggling on a draft of my short story next to the Carnaval yarn, shall we? This was taken moments after I pulled a good 8 inches of ingested yarn out of the tiny kitty’s gullet. Yuck. At a year and a half I hoped she would be farther along the “respect the yarn” continuum. (Note, I cut off and threw away the kitty chewed yarn. It’s not included in the final product.)