I haven’t posted many projects lately. Sometimes I don’t even get them photographed!
Anyway recently I was on a trip with my old college friends and one of them saw a hand knit pair of fingerless gloves with a flip top. I said, I can make something like that. I followed the basic guidelines for the flip top Heart Mittens in S’nB Nation but made stripes instead and used similar colors to what I saw at the store. I also redesigned the flip top not being please with the pattern. I started out making an applied I-cord on the back then continuing the I-cord all the way around and connecting it in a circle. Then I picked up stitches from the I-cord to make the top. This is an idea I got from an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern. I think they are pretty cute and I think my friend will like them. You can see them on my Ravelry Page. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/newamy/valentines-hat--mittens