I like that word. Swatch. Today I swatched. I shouldn’t have but I couldn’t help myself; once in a while this woman has to swatch.

The temperature has dropped to normal winter frostbite levels, and I find myself glove and mitten-less. I could buy a pair and be done but instead I’m lusting over the Endpaper Mitts from See Euny Knit!, which also look good over at Knitting Box. I could just knit them, but I can’t seem to leave a good pattern alone; I feel compelled to modify it. It’s not you, pattern, it’s me.

The flower and bird motifs are adapted from Knitting in the Nordic Tradition by Vibeke Lind. This book has a dull cover that looks out of date, but don’t pass it by if you’re a knitter, the content is juicy and inspiring.

Feel free to place bets on when my hands will be properly attired.

11 Responses to “swatch”

  1. pinknest Says:

    i love those mitts, too! very cute.

    i like the word “switch,” but only in the sense of little sticks used for whipping. lol!

  2. boodely Says:

    As opposed to “I was thinking I’d switch my wireless carrier”.

  3. Wendy Says:

    “I reeealy like it!!” says Julianne. “Is that how people knit birds? Or is that not knitten?”


  4. boodely Says:

    Yes it’s knitten.
    ; )

  5. thenextstopwillbe Says:

    excellent birds!

  6. Katy Says:

    Do you have any knitten kittens?

  7. boodely Says:

    I have no knitten kittens;
    two kittens,
    and one half-knitten mitten.

  8. pinknest Says:

    and do these kittens need a good switchin’?

  9. boodely » Blog Archive » one knit mitt Says:

    […] I finished the first of my fingerless mittens last night. My cursory reading of the pattern led to the increases being in the wrong place, and offset instead of symmetrical, but I’m surprisingly un-bothered by this imperfection. There’s the second mitten in which to get it right. […]

  10. helle Says:

    Hey Boodely………… found you again!
    Swatch is a good word, sounds like a lost American Indian tribe. The probably had very well fitting garments.
    Fab colour combo and pattern.
    I know the book, it’s very traditional but a wonderful resource.

  11. Anna Says:

    Love your blog!! So cool to find that you use the same book for inspiration, the one by Vibeke Lind, that I go to for measurements, patterns, ideas, sense of history and , well…plain lust for yarn.

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