Back in February, you might remember that I needed a knitting distraction while my black sweater was having a mid-knit block. So I made one of these fingerless mitts for myself. Just one . . . fully intending to knit the second before spring.


Last week I realized I was running out of “before spring” and decided to just get that second mitt finished. I wanted to have it done and out of the way . . . ready to wear in the fall. But, holy cow! I was really not in the mood to be knitting away on a fingerless mitt with mohair yarn after spending an afternoon working in the garden.

Like . . . I was REALLY Not In The Mood. But I perservered. And struggled through a very bad knitting attitude, paying the price with dropped stitches, losing at yarn chicken, ripping back (more than twice), and still ending up a few stitches short at bind off time! (Lesson learned: don’t knit something you’d really rather not be knitting.) (It all worked out in the end, but it was not pretty.)

Last weekend, I took the now-finished PAIR of mitts out for a photo shoot . . . while I was also weeding. I laid them down on the patio alongside my garden tools, and a certain song just popped right into my head. (If you’ve ever spent even just a little time watching Sesame Street, I’m sure you’ll guess where I’m going with this . . .)

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Well. We can play it right here on my blog, today!

Yep. One of these things is showing up in the totally WRONG season. So into the hats-and-mittens box they’ll go. For now. (But they ARE finished.) (So yay.)


Check out my Field Notes for project notes and details on the finished mitts.