According to Ravelry, I queued the Vineland Mittens pattern on December 28, 2008. I remember seeing them on Jody’s blog and being very impressed with the pattern.
I cast these on before we left for our US trip. I worked on them in front of the fire in Colorado and finally got them finished in time to wear in Atlanta.
I love the pattern. I used Nurturing Fibres DK yarn for the berry colour and the brown is from a friend who had the yarn spun from the fibre off his sheep in Wales (he then took it to South Africa when he moved there and gave it to me, so I know that it is truly vintage yarn).
This is a really clever pattern. The design is reversed for left and right hand.
To be honest I think I love the palms of the mittens more than the back. As you can see, I did have some problems with the thumbs. That is entirely the result of my own inexperience with mitten knitting (these are the first mittens I’ve knitted) and not the fault of the pattern.
You can find all the technical details here. Thanks for a great pattern Jody.
I’m pretty sure these won’t be the last mittens I knit, though there isn’t much call for mittens where I live…