Archive for January 2007

I’m In!

January 31, 2007

I’ve been knitting mittens since the first of December and this is my first post. 

P1010135 These are my fourth pair of Fiesta Mittens this season.  However, this pair is mine.  The first pair went to my MIL, the second pair went to Fairy Godmother  and the third pair to a co-worker.

Lest I forget, there were two additional pairs; Pirate mittens and fingerless gloves.  Sheesh, six pairs of mittens meant I’ve only finished two pair of socks in that past two months.  With the chill in the air of WI, I think mittens may be around for awhile!

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Uncharted

January 29, 2007

I’ve started my very first hand-dyed, handspun, handknit thrummed finger mitten. That’s a lot of crafting in uncharted waters! Here’s what the (Kool-Aid dyed) thrums look like so far.

Thrum tails

For more, see my blog.

Anemoi Mittens

January 29, 2007

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Here’s a pic of my finished anemoi mittens, more pics and the details on my blog. Thanks again for such a fun knitalong!

Finally a beginning

January 25, 2007

I have so enjoyed seeing everyone’s finished mittens and gloves!  And here I am just starting Solhav Mitten

I was struggling with twisted left hand stitches for a while.  Once I visited my trusty LYS everything fell into place.  Now I just need to enlarge my charts so I don’t go blind and these will be keeping my hands warm before I know it.

The mittens are done!

January 19, 2007

I finished my Endpaper Mitts Mittens and 6 mittens for my nephew. Since my nephew is young enough that losing mittens is a real possibility, I made him one pair with 4 spares! (IOW, 6 identical mittens LOL). I put up pics and links to the patterns on my blog – Thread Or Yarn. I don’t know about my nephew, but my hands are warm!

Just in Time Mittens

January 18, 2007

It’s turned cold in New Jersey (19° F or -7° C yesterday morning), but I have warm hands thanks to my new pair of snow shoveling mittens. These are meant to be layered over gloves because layers make a difference for warm hands.

Snow shoveling mittens

When I dig out, I have a routine: driveway, sidewalks, shrubs, fire hydrant. That often-neglected last step is important for personal and public safety. That’s what warm hands are all about!

See more on my blog.

Warm Hands Warm Heart

January 13, 2007

I just finished the Warm Hands Warm Heart Mittens for my daughter. They are done with Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk using size 4 needles. The heart was a little tricky since I haven’t done a lot of cables, but it was a fun knit.

She likes them!  More on my blog.

 Grace's Mittens