Linda Manitas

Linda Manita (3)I was out sick last week Wednesday. I have NO more time left to take at work because of my maternity leave so I’ll be getting docked for this day. Thanks a lot, Scant-den!

But anyway, my darling husband took care of me most of the day and when I finally felt good enough to knit mid-afternoon, I decided to make some fingerless gloves. I took Turtlegirl’s suggestion of using the Knitter’s Book of Handy Patterns and following the gloves thingie in there. And so I bring you Linda Manitas. The name comes from an older than dirt spanish nursery rhyme that goes something like this:

Que linda manita que tiene bebe,

Que linda, que bella, que bonita es.

It’s one that you sing to your baby as you wave your hand (mano) back and forth in front of their face. Eventually, the baby finds their own hands and can wave their hands with you. Too cute. Translated:

What a pretty hand the baby has.

How pretty, how beautiful, how cute it is.

Or something to that effect. 😀

Linda Manita (2)I am now in love with Mistake ribbing ya’ll. I first saw it on these wristwarmers at Rhinebeck and Jeanine pointed out what stitch it was. I went on a hunt for it and used that as my cuff. I loved it so much, I’m using the leftover yarn from my Linda Manitas to make Gian another hat. It’s coming along nicely.

If anyone is interested in the pattern, let me know and I’ll gladly post it.

Pattern: My own
Source: Knitter’s Book of Handy Patterns
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft Baby DK
Cost: swap
Started: October 25, 2006
Ended: October 28, 2006

6 thoughts on “Linda Manitas”

  1. I KNOW that nursery rhyme. My daughter’s old babysitter used to sing that song. DD used to wave her hand to it too!

    Nice memories… sigh

    As I said before… NICE. Wanna make me a pair?

  2. The gloves look great. I had made some when I first started knitting and my bf said they looked like crackhead gloves LOL But yours are lovely. Please do share the pattern

  3. Dag, watch out for the Little Knits illness. It’s as bad as anything Webs can give you. I guess I’m going to have to check out that one though, sounds yummy.

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