Yesterday I finished turning this:
The mittens are loosely based on the basic mitten pattern in Operation Homespun, with modifications to fit a smaller woman’s hand (but a hand not small enough to be a child’s hand – it’s a fine balance). I’m not thrilled with the pattern. I think I’ll have a go at tweaking it so that the hand at the base of the thumb area is a little tighter.
Again, the pattern for the hat was modified. I wasn’t looking for something as tight-fitting as the original pattern, so I tweaked it here and there.
They turned out rather nicely. It’s always fun to see something colourful finished that started life as raw, white, wool.