Welcome to Port Hope Ontario today for Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday. It’s also Good Friday, a day of reflection. It’s a day to be thankful for family, friends, clean drinking water, and safety. The streets are quiet, with many walkers enjoying the spring sunshine.
The upheaval of schedules due to Covid 19 has given me more time for quiet handwork but less for machine sewing. I finished some knitting projects, so today let me share my purple mittens. The yarn for these mittens is 25 years old (am I the only person who remembers where and when craft purchases were made?). When I was in my final year of university, one of my roommates found out that a neighbour was involved in making an insurance adjustment payout to a maker and knitter who had had a fire. The yarn was a bit smoky, but had been cleaned, and he was selling it at “fire sale” prices. I bought some machine knitting cones–those eventually were passed on via Kijiji to a machine knitter–and cakes of acrylic worsted yarn in several colours. I made a crocheted throw with most of the worsted yarn.
The pattern is “Palmistry” available on Ravelry. I have made two pairs of the fingerless mittens for my sister but these are my first full mittens. They are very comfortable to wear.
So pour a cup of tea, and tell me about your latest finish! Was it a quick finish or a long time in progress? Is it a gift or something special to keep for yourself? And then please hop around to a few others and leave a nice comment. Because every finish deserves a celebration. Please note the linkup will open in a new tab.