Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Giggle Gift

I am calling my latest knit project 'The Giggle Gift'.

Katie, my niece, celebrates her 19th birthday, this Friday. A big day because in Ontario, 19 means 'legal'. Katie is in her second year at UofT studying to become an Actuary. Does she take after her Aunt Brenda, you ask? Not at all, but thanks for thinking it possible.

In my family, we stop the birthday gift-giving once the kids go off to university. So my little 'giggle gift' is not legal, but I couldn't resist.

Made with Vienna left over from Mondo Cable Cardi, I made Katie a pair of mitts.
39 stitches in a 2 x 1 rib, they look like ordinary mitts. But look at the thumbs.

There are buttonholes in the thumbs.

All the better to text with, while keeping your hands warm.
They are so cute they make me giggle.

Fred thinks I'm on to something. He says that once this blog hits the airwaves, the world will be full of knitters knitting mittens with buttonholes in the thumbs. That is such a grand vision that it too made me giggle. And, I am sure Katie - the queen of giggles - will giggle when she figures out what I have sent her. No better name then, for these mitts, than 'The Giggle Gift'.

Happy Birthday, Katie.


Kim said...

You gave me a giggle reading this. :-) But I think it's a great idea!

LaurieM said...

HA! Very clever. Good on you!!

Zieknits said...

Brilliant! I, too, have a 19-year-old niece who would love this mitten modification.

Thanks for sharing your gigglicious idea.

Sandra said...

Hmmm, I'm close to putting the thumbs on the thrummed mitts for me nephew - these would be a great idea, except for the thrickness of the thrums - maybe the next pair...

Nicki said...

Kate will giggle for sure! 19th eh...ya...she'll be giggling lots.

Deb said...

That's so clever Brenda. I heard the knitting harlot say that in one generation the dominant digit has gone from the index finger to the thumb - you got it, because of texting. Two thumbs up on the mittens.

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