The Goose Girl Hand Tulips were the German mitt pattern I knit last month. I had some translating help from the younger of the McGuire Boys. I still sort of wonder about the 'hand tulips' part but whatever.
Frankly, after a weekend of looking at a German knitting pattern, 'hand tulips' did sort of make sense. Yes, this was the point where I needed to stop with the German patterns. I'm a Latin based sort of girl. When the German starts making sense, it's time for a break.
I changed the pattern. I sort of had to. I hated the idea of cables on both sides. I also couldn't make the thumb gusset look good enough. The buttons are purely decorative. I skipped the bi-color business and did not do the crochet edging because I liked the cast on edge as it was. Plus I think you only really need it if you are doing the bi-color thing and that wasn't what I wanted for this pair of mitts.
Love the pattern. Love the designer. She seems really sweet and lovely. Plus she's got some wonderful looking sock patterns that I will be getting to at some point. This summer most likely. Although, I did do the sock version of these mitts already...
The socks are drying. If there's sunlight tomorrow, I'll try for photos. Or I may take the cowards way out and just send them to our Joan and she can do the honors.
Yeah, I'm really that mean.