Today’s Warm Hands design is the work of Romi Dame la-Lata – a neat wee pair of fingerless mitts, featuring a geometric lace pattern and added texture – called Rhombus. Here’s Romi to tell you more about herself, and her design.
“I was born in a small city in Argentina and moved to Spain in 2002 . . .”
“My days are busy, taken up with caring for my daughters, but I always find some time for “mate” (a typical drink in my country) and my knitting.”
“All the women in my family have loved textile arts and crafts. From a very young age, I was filled with the desire to make things, and quickly developed a love of sewing and knitting. I’m now the mother of two inspiring creative girls, who also love to make things with their hands – so the family tradition continues!”
“Fingerless mitts are my favourite knitted accessories, so I really enjoyed developing my design for this project. I was very happy my pattern was selected by Jeanette and Kate!”
“I love lace, and I love texture. The bobbles add a element of fun, but my aim was to create something rather simple, and yet quite elegant”
“I hope these mitts provide a beautiful complement for the hands of those who knit and wear them.”
Thankyou, Romi for this lovely pattern and for your commitment and enthusiasm – its been a joy to collaborate with you on this project! I’d also like to mention our two models – Mimi Onyekwere, and Samira Kargbo- two great Glasgow girls, who have really helped to bring our vision for this book to life.