Friday, May 16, 2008

Evil Giant Space Mitts

I'll explain the title later ...

R has three preschool teachers: Jean, who is also the preschool's director; Anne, who is currently the love of R's life; and Michelle, who works on Mondays while Jean attends to whole school business.

Since this is R's last year at the preschool, the teachers get knitted presents: the sideways ribbed hat is for Jean, the syncopated cap is for Anne, and now for Monday Michelle:

I was going to title these Monday Michelle's Mitts and then I caught a good look at this picture. Do you see the terrified Play Mobile people in the picture? Huddled against the horrific mitted beast bearing down on them from the sky? Now you can see (against all other reason) why these are called ...

Pattern: Evil Giant Space Mitts (improvised)
Yarn: Patagonia Nature Cotton by Araucania
Notes: I've had this yarn in my stash forever. I mean forever. I've been knitting for maybe 5 years now (is that right Liz?) and I think this was some of my very first stash yarn bought maybe 4 years ago.

I needed to get rid of it and I thought it would fit with Project Spectrum and make some nice mitts for Michelle. These are much like the Maine Morning Mitts but a 2x2 rib and the gauge is totally different.

And these are far more evil.


Liz K. said...

Silly!!!! Very MST3000!

Anonymous said...

Haha! I love it!

Anonymous said...

You often grace my blog with kind words so I thought I should pay yours a visit even though my knitting leaves a lot to be desired. Anyway, we took the girls to see Miyazaki's Nausicaa today (a special eco-themed screening at Lincoln Center) and your Playmobile figures remind me of the villagers in the Valley of the Wind staring up at the giant bugs! So when are you going to start knitting Tortoros?

Anonymous said...

I love the way the Playmobil figures are clustered together the way a family would if they came out their front door and encountered an alien spaceship.