(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)
During my fourth crochet class at Beehive I started to work my way up the body of the mitten, and finally felt as though I was accomplishing something… so much so that after I returned home from the class I carried on working until I was almost finished! I reached a point in the pattern where I wasn’t 100% sure what to do, though, so I put it aside until the last class when I could get some help.
During the fifth and final class I had my questions answered and was able to close off the top of the mitten, add the thumb, and weave in the ends with this great yarn needle I bought that day (there were two in the package, each with a large eye opening and angled tip – perfect!)… and behold, my first mitten was complete! And it actually fit!
Predictably, the colour is atrocious (why do photos of yarn rarely do full justice to the actual colour?!) and the picture quality is meh, but you get the idea. Just trust me when I say that it’s much nicer in real life!
I’m really pleased that I was able to finish the whole thing during the series of classes at Beehive so that I’ll be comfortable working on the second one on my own. And I’m really glad I took the classes – I learned a lot, I met some really nice people and I had a great time at class each week. I highly recommend the experience!
My next task is to finish the second mitten (I bought another ball of Patons Decor in Tapestry Variegated in case I ran out), and then to make some sort of coordinating scarf or neckwarmer with whatever yarn is left.
But for the moment I’ll be signing off. Our house goes on the market early next week, and once it sells we’ll be packing up and moving across the country, so I’m pretty sure that crocheting will be the last thing on my mind during this process! I will definitely be picking up the hooks again, however, once we’re settled into our new home… and I will return to tell my tales!