Thursday, December 06, 2007

No Sissies


Bill's mittens are done, and have you ever seen a manlier pair of mitts in your life? (It's tricky to joke in text-only communication, I know, but I do think gendered mittens are funny, and now I have Hawksley Workman in my head: "No sissies get your hands, no slackers get your hands, no weaklings for yooour hands...")

Pattern: Manly Mitts by Elizabeth Morrison
Size: M
Yarn: Georga 100% Wool (less than one 100g ball each, black and grey)
Needles: four 3.25mm DPNs


Bill loves them, they look great, they're thick and warm, and they didn't take long to knit. I'd recommend the pattern, especially for a first stranded project, since it uses a simple two-round repeat. I always like to see the inside of stranded things, don't you? Here's an extreme closeup:


I think I'll move on to a couple of plain gift mittens next, and then probably the Bird in Hand mittens for myself. I'm actually relieved that the new Knitty contains, for me, no absolutely must-knit items, since my queue is already filled to bursting. I have been looking around for a gift-sock pattern, though, and I despite having just said I don't like toe-up socks, I think I may knit the Azure Socks. Maybe.

15 comments:

carolyn@crankymonkeybutt.com said...

Manly. And yet beautiful. Such the conundrum. :)

handmadeottawa.com said...

I love them!

molly! said...

I am going to have that song in my head all day! Great manly mittens.

Chris said...

If I saw him on the street, I would certainly admire the manliness of his mittens.

Michelle said...

I love that song. And those manly, manly mitts.

Chris said...

Those are great mitts! And yeah, I too love it when I get to see pictures of the backside of stranded work.

I wish I could justify making myself some mittens . . . but with 80-degree temps here right now, I just can't even think about mittens!

jennie said...

Definitely making a pair of these this winter. My hands are screaming at me for not wearing mittens the last few (COLD) days and these fit the bill.

They look great! Especially the guts.

Elizabeth said...

I love these! I think even my husband would wear them... he's got very conservative taste, so you know that means these are super-manly. :)

Mia said...

Well since Bill is happy with them, the pattern is a keeper. And thank you for a manly mitten pattern. I had forgotten about that one.

Seanna Lea said...

I saw a few too many things I want to knit in the new Knitty.

For the Manly Mitts, do you think they would work well for a smaller woman's hand? I've been looking for something to try fairisle on and the pattern looks promising, but I need mittens pretty badly and have small hands.

Jenny said...

Great mittens!

Erin said...

Handsome mittens! And thanks for the tip-oof (uh, that is tip-OFF) about the new Knitty...must go see what will distract me from the WIPs this season. :)

quitenak said...

okay... now i have hawksley stuck in my head... again. i was humming out his christmas tunes waiting for the bus to come this morning.

the mittens are awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Believe me, I chose the name with a touch of irony in mind. It was The Men's Issue, after all.

Yours are great. He'll be warm as toast.

Stacey said...

great mitts - love the insides - not much of a chance of catching anything on those strands!