Monday, June 11, 2012

staghorn mitts (and winners)

I stayed up way too late last night finishing these Staghorn Mitts. I needed to finish them so I could give them to my pottery teacher today, and I secretly love an excuse to stay up half the night knitting, watching old movies, and drinking tea.

Summer in Kentucky (so hot and humid!) is not the ideal time for heavy wool projects, but since my pottery class ended I won't get to see my teacher anymore before the weather cools off. She'll have outdoor art shows in the fall, so I figure she'll get a lot of use out of fingerless mitts. 

I've been wanting to try this cable pattern for a while now, and since my pottery teacher likes textured pots I thought she might like textured mitts. She also encouraged me to embrace the imperfections in my pots, so I didn't feel too bad that these mitts didn't turn out identical (can you spot the difference?).

I'm pretty excited about my pots, too, and can't wait to show you all. They look so different glazed! 

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Thanks to everyone who entered the Job's Tears giveaway

I couldn't pick a winner, so everybody wins!

That's Amy, Kristen, Evelyn, Jennifer, Katie, Andi, and Jesse

Email me your information (fieldwonderful AT gmail DOT com), and I'll send you some natural beads to make your own necklace.


  1. Those mitts are fantastic. What a beautiful gift.
    Speaking of! We all won. That is amazing. Thank you for your generosity.

  2. I love the color of the mitts so much! There's just something about white cables that makes me feel cozy :) Your pottery teacher will love them!

    And thank you so much for the giveaway! Yay!

  3. Allison, I cannot put into words why I enjoy your blog so much. I have been catching up with your latest makes and loves. You must have been so pleased when you finally cast off these pretty mitts last night. I bet you are looking forward to giving them to your pottery teacher!

    I too love those strawberry shortcakes from Apples For Jam. That book has been a firm favourite of mine for a few years now.

    Enjoy your last pottery class.


  4. The fingerless mitts are beautiful. Could I email you about Kentucky because my family wants to move there and I have no idea what it's like.

  5. The mitts look great! I still can't tell how they don't match :)

    1. The ribbing lines up differently with the pattern in each mitt. Not a big deal, but I will correct the mistake in my next pair!

  6. Oh my gosh, that's so wonderful! It's my first blog giveaway win! Thank you!

  7. Those mitts look great in that white.

  8. I love how thoughtful you are in your gifts. I'm sure she will love them!

  9. I received my beads and keep forgetting to let you know. Thank you ever so much. How did you string them? They seem so hard and brittle. Did you just use a needle and thread?


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