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