Kvetching with an old friend

Did you ever knit a pair of Fetching fingerless mitts? With 22,289 projects (and counting) on Ravelry, it’s quite possible that you – or someone you know – has made them.

Well, after 17 years, Brenda Dayne and Jeny Staiman decided it was time for an update. They cross-pollinated my pattern with Pam Grossman’s Knucks, and came up with Kvetching!

“Like Fetching, Kvetching features an elegant cabled cuff, a ribbed hand and a sweet cabled detail at the fingertips. Like Knucks, the mitts are worked from fingers to cuff, and feature a provisionally cast on thumb gusset.”

Check out the free pattern for their clever re-design here!

That’s a lot

So, I was looking at Ravelry this morning, and discovered that there are over 20,000 pairs of Fetching fingerless gloves out there.

Normally I’m not inspired to do math before coffee, but . . . if you took all those gloves and laid them end to end, they would stretch for 6.64 km (4.12 miles). That’s taller than Mt. McKinley in Alaska, which is the highest peak in North America.

And if you added in all the Dashing mitts on top, we would be taller than Mt. Everest–the tallest peak in the world!

What do you think of that?

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