Finished Persnickety

So going through my box of mittens I discovered that I had actually finished the persnickety mitten! Which means it has been done for about as long as the other (the first+a week). So of course I’m going to share it with you …

Finished Persnickety Mittens. Pattern by SpillyJane Knits. Knit by: Anne Grove.

Finished Persnickety Mittens. Pattern by SpillyJane Knits. Knit by: Anne Grove.

In the first post about the Persnickety Mitten I asked what persnickety means. I love the name as it seems whimsical to me. Ellen Anthony answered my question and thank you so much, Ellen!

persnickety means something that is difficult with small and demanding parts, and is not correct unless you do the parts right! It can be 2 colors of pale pink and if you use the wrong one you won’t know until you have finished the second mitten, or it could be a very complicated recipe from your grandma, or it can be your grandma herself!
So something difficult with small parts! That is has this pattern, but I must admit I did get into a rhythm that made it easier as the mitten progressed. So don’t worry about the name 😉
Persnickety Mitten back side.

Persnickety Mitten back side.

The autumn has ben crazy. I’ve been occupied with school to such a degree that I have had no energy for doing almost anything outside of school. The little energy I’ve had I’ve spend on relaxing and my volunteer work. I’m the chairman in a steering group that runs an educational role-play for 14-17 year old, and the steering group has had a very tough year so a lot of work has gone into getting us on top again. And luckily we are getting there.

I need to close the mitten project and I’m going to do that by posting the last 2 or three mittens that I have found in my stash and then hold the give away. There is two pairs done in needle binding! The technique used in the Northern Europe before knitting came up through turkey and Central Europe. The two pairs I have are of different stitches so I hope you look forward to seeing what they are!

Persnickety Mitten

Persnickety

Persnickety Mitten with yarn balls. Pattern by SpillyJane Knits. Knit by: Anne Grove.

Yet a mitten from SpillyJane Knits. This is one is really cute. Cute and simple. I am not sure what drew me to it: the pattern or the name. I have no idea what is means – is it a place perhaps? It’s just so darn fun to say (not that I know if I pronounce it correctly).

The palm is not my friend. At least not before blocking it. I don’t know quite yet. Perhaps I’ve just been occupied and tired this week. Lots is going on and thoughts are wondering off every time I sit down to knit.

Anywho, this is going to be a short post as I am currently out feeding 30 geeks. I probably won’t find the time sunday to post the finished mittens as I won’t be home before very late. But don’t despair – I have a small post ready for the sunday read 😉

Back of Persnickety Mitten.

Back of Persnickety Mitten.

I have done two pairs of mittens from SpillyJane before on this project. Or one as a warm up and one as the first pair of mittens. The gnome mittens and the flamingo mittens.

SpillyJane patterns contains instructions as well as a chart. It costs $ 6.00 USD but if you purchase several at a time she gives a nice discount. You can find the pattern here on Ravelry or on her etsy shop.