WIP Name and Shame post. You only saw the hat there, but I'd intended to make a complete set (so I don't count the mitts as a "new" project despite starting them after that post!).
These had to be a knitting priority because I need to get them mailed out early next week. They're headed off to Manitoba for fundraising event at a family reunion in a couple of weeks. See, my family has been meeting every other year at my cousin's property in Grand Beach, Manitoba. And each time, my cousin rents an event tent. This is getting expensive though, and while family do contribute, it makes more sense to buy our own for family events (weddings, funerals, reunions, etc). So one of my more clever cousin's suggested doing a fundraising draw during the reunion to raise funds.
Sadly, I can't afford the $1200 ticket (!!!) it'd cost to go back for the weekend, but I wanted to contribute anyways - hence the hat and mitt set.
Plus I *ahem* wanted to try out this pattern. :)
Or something. I'm not a pattern writer for a reason - go check out this similar pattern if you want more details.
Peakaboo Mitt pattern and added the helix knitting to it. I love how the thumbs turned out, with a slight jog in the continuous stripes. They're a good fit too - long enough to lend warmth to fingers and thumbs without interfering with movement. Nothing drives me more batty than fingerless mitts extending too far over fingers and thumb!
Helix Hat and Mitts.
Also, I really need to finish a pair of fingerless mitts for myself. Those suckers are useful!