Nov 27

Manos Manly Mitts

Posted by Nanc

You know that saying, “cold hands, warm heart?” So what is the opposite of that? Warm hands, cold heart? No heart? Freakishly-hot, furnance heart?
Without insinuating that Matty Bonez is heartless or even the slightest bit mean, he does have warm hands. Or at least he does now.

There’s been a bit of knitting this past week. And in case you didn’t know, there’s some difference in tempuratures between Dallas and Baltimore. Yes, indeed. Learn something new every day, eh?

As I stated, TX and MD are in different climes. These two places are not radically different, but different enough that Bonez needed some hand covering. Mittens are good for warmth and long walks by the snow drifts, but are useless when you need to be useful. Gloves are great for this, but may be a bit much when we return home (to 70°s). A happy middle ground? Fingerless mitts. (fingerless gloves, hobo mitts, armwarmers, wristwarmers, or manly mitts – whatever you want to call them.)

hand cozies

I knit these cozy mitts for my man in a few days. (Probably a few hours, but was happily interrupted by family, food, and festivities.) I based it on these fingerless mitts, which has a great worksheet to make perfect fitting mitts for anyone using any yarn. I worked up K2, P1 ribbing, and lessened the calculated numbers (a result of dubious swatching).

two for the price of one

These mitts are knit up in Manos de Uruguay in Moss (112 – browns). I was happily surprised to find a LYS treasure in Cloverhill Yarn Shop, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump from our base of operations. (The ‘hop, skip, and jump’ is literally less than 1 mile, and our ‘home base’ this week is my brother & family’s beautiful home.)

manos y Manos manos

And for the curious, we took these fotos in a surprise bout of November sunshine for Baltimore at the Westminster Burying Grounds and Catacombs. What, you ask, is at the WBG&C? Why Edgar Allen Poe’s (and others) gravesite. More about that to come.

Also, those non-Manos hands are my mitts sporting my new wrist warmers gifted to me by my knitting buddy, Kathy. And they are loverly!

4 Responses to “Manos Manly Mitts”

  1. Angela Says:

    Love the manly mitts. Love the yarn. You are going to bring some back? Yes? Please? I’ll pay you. The yarn. I’m talking about the yarn. 🙂

  2. Petra Says:

    Great idea for a manly-man gift! Can’t wait to hear about WBG&C! Been to BWI several times, but haven’t been there.

  3. Pamelalala Says:

    Great job NanC! How lucky Matty is to have you around and beings so crafty!

  4. bot-gurl Says:

    very nice mitts. did you use an entire ball of manos?

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