Historical Sew Fortnightly #8: UFO:s and PHD:s

”Use this opportunity to finish off something that’s never quite gotten done, or stalled halfway through”

It started out as a yarn and a needle.

I have to think a lot before I decide what to do with some of the challenges. But for this one, the UFO:s? Not very hard. I have been working  on a pair of ”square mittens” (torghandskar) as they are called in swedish. It is a pair of mittens with out the fingertips, leaving them open on the fingers. Maybe they should be called ”smart phone mittens” since they are perfect when you want your fingers free for touching your phone. 

I started to make these mittens when I just had learned how to naalbind. I did two pair of mittens and a pair of socks before I started these green mittens, but by then, I was so tierd of it. And when new projects came to life, the mittens have been sitting in their bag without me working on them. 

But know I had a real reason to finish dem. They are not as yellow as they look, in reality they are more green. 

The Challenge: #8 UFO:s and PHD:s 

Fabric: wool yarn, probably died with leek and iron bath.

Pattern: none, I tried them on as I went on. 

Year: Naalbinding is very old, but I’m aiming at medieval.

Notions: –

How historical accurate is it? Pretty much. It’s wool yarn, dyed by my mother in law. The technique is historical accurate. The only thing I’m not sure of is the model without fingertips. 

Hours to complete: Oh many. I don’t know how many though. 

First worn: Never worn. 

Total cost: Nothing. Got the yarn from my mother in law.

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I know that UFO stands for Un Finished Object, but what is a PHD? Please comment if you know! :)

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