Archive for February 2007

To share…

February 27, 2007

I have been reading and admiring all of your works for a few months, and finally have something I would like to share…. I hope I manage to post this correctly, as it is my first expeience with WoodPress.

More details and other examples of these “glittens” are on my blog if anyone is interested. (Feb 21st entry) I would like to say they are a fun knit, but not true! They get fairly “fiddly” before completion. They are incredibly warm, however – multiple strands of Dale of Norway Heilo wool takes the credit for that. Thanks for letting me join in the fun!



Finally! A Friend Will Have Warm Hands

February 26, 2007

It took me over a year to finish these mittens, which are a gift for a friend. They sat in a pile, neglected and ignored. Poor mittens!

And poor friend! We’ve had many sub-zero days this winter, and these would have come in handy. 0001_29.JPG

They were made from my handspun yarn, with cuffs of Lamb’s Pride Worsted. You can read more about it on my blog, if you wish.

Cabled Mittens

February 20, 2007

The snow we had last week made a mockery of the cheap acrylic gloves my four year old has been wearing this winter, so this weekend I made him a pair of proper woolen mittens.  Because I was making the pattern up as I went the cables aren’t perfectly symmetrical, but the mittens are warm, they fit, and he loves them. 

Good enough.

(more info on my blog)

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Winter Spruce Mittens

February 19, 2007

I’ve finished my 3rd pair of mittens and my 2nd pair of Elizabeth Zimmermann mittens. These are her Winter Spruce Mittens from Knitting Around.


These Zimmermann mittens were much easier to figure out now that I already completed a different pair. Visit my blog for more pictures and info. Thanks! Tiennie

Lingonberry mittens

February 15, 2007

I made this for a mitten/handwarmer swap and sent them to my mitten friend in Iceland. The yarn is Jamieson&Smith Shetland yarn for the green, Jamieson Shetland yarn for the purple. It ended up taking 1 ball of the background colour and maybe a half ball of the foreground colour. The pattern is an old Swedish pattern called Lingonberry from the OOP The (Swedish) Mitten Book.

Norwegian Mittens

February 11, 2007

I’ve finally figured out Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Norwegian Mittens pattern from Knitter’s Almanac and have finished my 2nd pair of mittens:


The instructions were so sparse and difficult for a beginner like me but once I figured them out, the 2nd mitten went so much faster. I’ve even started another pair of EZ mittens while the design is still fresh in my mind. More pics and info can be found on my blog. Thanks! Tiennie

Glittens (Mloves?) for my Dad

February 5, 2007

I made these glove/mitten hybrids for my dad.  You can find the details here ….