The thrummed mitts are done. Finito. Completed. And, they fit like a dream. So soft and snugly and made to order for me.
Pattern: Yarn Harlot’s Thrummed Mitts (this was actually a 2004 KAL)
Yarn: Classic Elite Renaissance in a mystery blue color (I lost the band) & some mystery ice blue top merino roving that I had in my stash
Needles: US 3 (3.25) mm & US 5 (3.75 mm)
Modifications: I have long, thin fingers and a narrow hand. Most mittens are actually too wide and short for my hands. To compensate for this, I worked 10 plain thrum rounds and then began decreasing earlier than the pattern suggests. Then, when I began to work the decrease rounds, I worked the first a couple of extra rows more than the pattern called for before doing another decrease. This made the mitten top narrower at the finger tips than what the pattern originally called for. As well, the pattern originally called for a US 6 (4.0 mm) needle for the body of the mitten, but since my hand is narrow, I went down a needle size to compensate. I like my mittens a smidgen on the snug side. For a more detailed look at the modifications, click right here (this is a ravelry link).
So, technically, there are still 10 projects that need to come off the needles before I can allow myself to cast on for something new. Truthfully, I may not wait that long. We shall see how long I can hold out. Right now, I am still going strong.