I powered through and I finished my Chevron Love Mittens last Friday. I have never been so happy to see a project come to completion!
Working with 8 little balls of yarn was challenging and I actually screwed up the thumb gusset on the first mitten. I didn’t realize it until I started the gusset on mitten number 2 but once I did realize it, I just had to go back and rip the first one out and fix it. It was much easier once I was doing it right. Ahem.
The thumbs were fiddly and took longer than mitten thumbs usually do – due to the color changes, no doubt. But they lined up nicely and I’m glad I made myself just.do.it.
The braid at the cast on edge looks impressive but was actually very simple to do – it’s just a matter of putting yarn in front of or behind the various stitches. I always think it’s neat when simple things have great results.
The final verdict: I love them! Julia did a wonderful job with the pattern and the kits she put together are fantastic. This one is called “Tulip Garden” and the colors really do remind me of tulips. And I love that they will keep me warm until the tulips bloom.