Wham Bam, One Down

February 18th, 2007 | View Comments

In her original entry about the Endpaper Mitts, Eunny referred to them as a “light bagatelle of a knit,” and that description is about as perfect as can be. I’ve been itching to make a pair ever since she posted them and finally cast on last weekend to treat my One-Project Paralysis.

Eunny also referred to them as “wham bam mitts,” which is also highly appropriate. Behold, Mitt #1, Finished:

One finished Endpaper Mitt

The Italian tubular cast-on recommended for the mitts is a bit of knitting genius—by far the best tubular cast-on I’ve ever attempted. All the other tubular cast-ons I’ve tried have left a gap that needed to be sewn up after joining for knitting in the round, but this one doesn’t! I would really love to dissect the cast-on to see how the yarn wraps around itself to produce such a great edge. Maybe later this week.

Also featured prominently in the above photo: the rollerblading scar on my left thumb joint. I was flying down a hill at full speed when a rock got caught in my wheels and I went flying down the hill in a completely different way. My wrist guards saved me from serious injury, but I left a nice chunk of thumb skin on the pavement. And now I have a unique, identifying scar.

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CogKnition posted this on February 18th, 2007 @ 2:46pm in Unfinished Objects | Permalink to "Wham Bam, One Down"


  1. Chrissy says:

    Lookin’ good! It’s really pretty.

  2. KathyMarie says:

    Are they lilac and light lime colored? That’s the vibe I’m getting through my monitor, and they are lovely. Perfect for spring (whenever it shows up).

  3. lobstah says:

    Those are so pretty! I love the colors you picked.