I choose Afterthought Thumbs!

Don’t Kelley’s mitten videos make you feel a little like you’re in a choose your own adventure novel? They’re so much fun! Some of you have already seen this video on YouTube, but for everyone else…

A few weeks back, Kelley was developing her outlines for the video series, and since I was knitting a pair of fingerless mittens for my sister, I asked her for a private lesson on Afterthought Thumbs. Her way of using the waste yarn to knit ahead and then purl back was quite a breakthrough for me (if you don’t know what I mean, stay tuned for her complete video on Afterthought Thumbs next week!) I’d been doing it another way, and I always get gaping holes around my thumbs. So I happily knitted ahead, purled back, and finished up the top of my fingerless mitten. And then I realized… I wasn’t sure what to do next! Luckily, I was able to get another one on one lesson from Kelley, and my finished mittens are adorable! Thanks Kelley!!!
For those of you knitting along with Kelley’s mitten series, she’ll be giving you more detailed directions on finishing your own thumbs in later lessons, I just thought you might like a sneak peek of what’s to come.