I've been determined to knit a pair of fingerless mittens for myself before I go to Germany. I've made plenty in the past but always the simple ones that have no thumb gusset. I was totally terrified starting this one if I'm totally honest. Thumb gussets are one of those things that I've forever been afraid of, like fair isle knitting, aran jumpers (and people wearing them!), the size of a crocheted bedspread, the boogy man under my bed and a running gingerbread man!
But I decided that I was going to face at least one of these fears and I signed up for the 'Gloves and Mittens Galore' course on www.craftsy.com. I love craftsy courses. They really help when there are no classes available to you. And living in the Irish midlands believe me when I say that there are absolutely NO classes being run in the area. But with craftsy they are alwaya there whenever I have time to spare.
I was much more hopeful after watching the class and so I picked up my dpns and started a pattern that I got from ravelry by designer Susie Rogers. Here's how the first mitten turned out:
What are you scared of? Is there an obstacle that you've overcome lately?
Chat you soon,