Thursday, June 14, 2007

Finished: Photographer's Mitts


Finished: Photographer's Mitts
Pattern: Fingerless mitts loosely based on Eunny's Endpaper Mitts
Fiber: Claudia Handpainted Yarns fingering weight in "Navy Olive"
Needles: size 2 DPNs
Date Started: 02 June 2007
Date Completed: 13 June 2007
Modifications: A number of minor modifications were made to these mitts to make them more boy-friendly; most obviously, no schmancy 2-color stranding in girly pattern.


Gather 'round, dearies! I have a finished object! No single socks, here, I'm talking about an actual finished object! Fingerless mitts made especially for my boy and my photographer. Though, they're a lot like socks...


Ever since I made my fingerless mitts, M has been begging for a pair of his own. This year, he has really gotten serious into photography again, and, having acquired a new *old* camera (the trusty Rollieflex), he'd traipse all over town taking rolls and rolls of photos. Often, with chilly hands and fingertips. Fingerless mitts to the rescue!


Granted, it is summer, now (ahem, procrastinating girlfriend just got around to making them), so chilly fingertips really aren't a huge problem for him these days, but he took off today for the Dordogne to excavate and to begin dissertation research (yes, there will soon be two academics cohabitating and both writing archaeology dissertations. we'll do our best not to permanently injure one another out of sheer stress and frustration). Apparently, mornings in the French countryside tend to be quite chilly (especially for those archaeologists/researchers living in tents). Fingerless mitts ("Finally!!" he said) to the rescue!


He likes them, he likes them!


Up next: Another single sock. And I finally get around to starting my Sockapalooza pal's socks!

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44 Comments:

Blogger Brenda said...

Well done! I really like how the colors remind me of old sepia prints and negatives.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Wow, those came out really nicely. They look so cool with the camera-- much more stylish than a huge ol' pair of gloves.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Micki said...

Wow, I love those! Don't worry about procrastinating. I'm sure he appreciates the mitts all the more because he had to wait for them. :)

7:33 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

So awesomely masculine! Nice work...

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Oh, bravo! I haven't knit a single item for Mt BDK - not ONE! I love the 'boy' coloured yarn and of course, the photography.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I love those gloves, fantastic. Great colors.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

What a handsome set of mitts! :)

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Nice!! Love the photos - great composition. I like the mitts, too. Never quite made it around to making some fingerless ones last year (except for one pair as gifts) but I have yarn queued for about 6 pair this year. (maybe they'll be the winter equivalent of sock-knitting, I guess.)

9:01 PM  
Blogger maryse said...

nice mitts but also very cool that he's going off to la dordogne. my father grew up there and when i was a kid we used to go and visit my grandparents there near sarlat. i haven't been in ages but it's a gorgeous area.

9:09 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Those are so GREAT! Love the colour and the simpleness of them. Fashionably muted.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Great mitts! And such cool pictures too. In our house, we have a deal. I have promised not to knit him anything, and he has promised never to drag me to a sporting event. Seems fair to me.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Great mitts, and camera! My old Rolleiflex doesn't get nearly enough use (mostly because my light meter eats through 9-volts at an alarming rate). TLR forever!

9:24 PM  
Blogger jenn said...

Wow. I never thought about knitting fingerless mits for all my archaeologist friends, what a great idea! At least I have 6 months until xmas so I can get a good start on them! Although not an archaeologist myself, (I get the nice warm office and periodic jaunts into the cold unheated mansion to do architecture fieldwork) where I work they dig well into November and I'm sure they would really appreciate them.

9:52 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

What great boy fingerless mitts - it looks as though they'll get some great use in the cooler weather. Love the photos.

10:17 PM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

They look great! What's not to love--fingerless mitts get more wear in my house than any other FO. As an added bonus, you used Claudia's Handpainted, which looks wonderful!

10:23 PM  
Blogger Laura B said...

I say procrastinating = taking time to do the job right. They look great!

10:30 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

love em, love em. they are darlin. i love how he said "finally". ha, ha. frosty fingers in france are so passe, thank goodness his chica came to the rescue!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Sigh. He left today. But at least he has the gloves to warm him without you.

They really are lovely, having seen them all upclose and personal!

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

These shots are wonderful! Congrats on an FO--and a whole matching set, to boot (as opposed to the single socks, I'm saying). Hope M has a great time in France. If you're lonely, come visit in NYC!

11:37 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

Love em! How many stitches did you cast on? (Also, you should come visit Michigan if you're lonesome, and bring Minty with you.) :)

1:54 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

lovely mitts. they remind me of espresso and dark chocolates. i'm sure your bf will really make great use of them.

5:34 AM  
Blogger vera said...

But at least you got around to making them, right? That's what counts.
They are so sweet. And i just adore that camera. It's Gorgeous.

6:13 AM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

so great! i love that camera, too!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

those are great - what a wonderful man color!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Stephy said...

Great color choice--they turned out mighty fine, indeed! And, I concur--awesome camera.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous s t a c i said...

Very nice - great photos, too!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Nice. Your boy will look so smashing and well-cared-for! :)

And if you get lonely and decide to take a road trip to Michigan to see Pam, be sure and stop in Cleveland on the way to see me!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Nice job! Procrastination is lovely. I've still got some slippers for the Husband that were finished Dec. 2006, but still not felted. Someday he'll love them. Someday.
-L

12:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Beautiful mitts -- and that old camera is gorgeous!

12:56 PM  
Blogger christine (threedogknits) said...

Awesome mitts. And great camera. I've got a Seagull, which I love.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous diana said...

Amazing mitts! I really like the color and do consider it v. gender-neutral.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Of course he should like them - they're awesome! So is the fancy new "old" camera!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

nice mitts but also very cool that he's going off to la dordogne. my father grew up there and when i was a kid we used to go and visit my grandparents there near sarlat. i haven't been in ages but it's a gorgeous area.

Boyfriend M writing in from the Dordogne here. The mitts are indeed awesome. Also, Maryse: where do your grandparents live? Our dig house is in Carsac-Aillac, and our current site is between Campagne and Le Bugue, right near Les Eyzies. Sarlat is our usual destination for laundry, a bar, or just getting out of lil' ol' Carsac.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Ooh, they came out perfect. And that camera is awesome. I miss film sometimes.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous cristina said...

what a great idea!! i love them...and the photos are great. my hubs been begging me for some astronomy gloves...maybe this is the pattern i need to do!

3:40 AM  
Blogger elizabeth marley said...

oh neat! I love the color, it's very manly. Hehe...But, really, they are awesome.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

These mitts look absolutely awesome! So very masculine, the colors are just so gorgeous! Fantastic work indeed!

2:59 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I love these gloves - they almost make me want to put all my socks down and start with the handwear again!

6:55 AM  
Anonymous nova said...

Fabulous. I love the colorway of the yarn, your modifications, everything. The whole thing is, dare I say it? Delicious. Or fiberlicious, rather. And you have to know that I am a fan of film and that camera! Love it! Great knitting!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Wow, your boy has excellent taste. They are pretty darn perfect. And I love seeing them modeled with that fabulous camera. So fun.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Very, very well done! I love the photoshoot, too.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Faith! said...

These are fantastic! I'm linking to them, if it's cool with you.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Those are stupendously terrific mitts. For a second I considered working my charms on you while M was away, just so I could score a pair...then I remembered that I can knit! No nerdy flirting necessary! ;)

1:00 PM  
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