Archive for December 2007

Some finished things……

December 31, 2007

Mittens for a swap -unblocked at the time of photo

This pic is blurry – I promise once they are blocked I will take better pix.

made with Crystal Palace Taos,  black GGH washable merino and black Mission Falls (the Mission Falls is a heavier yarn, so that’s up above the thumb on both mittens.  Pattern is Bird in Hand by Kate Gilbert.

And 3 pair for the Soaring Eagles project

Also used Sivia Harding’s mitten pattern mostly.   The blue green variegated pair in the middle is an all-rib mitten; I like to do that when I am unsure of sizing.


Mittens for Mom

December 23, 2007

So this year, my Mom requested mittens instead of socks for her holidays.  Her birthday is also in December.

Other than one pair of fingerless mitts I sent, the rest were mittens.

These are Selbuvotter made out of Dale of Norway Falk.

NHM#9 Front

Back of NHM #9

These are just a plain pair with some stylized embroidery.  I was thinking these woud be Peekaboo mittens, but I didn’t like how they worked, so I frogged and just did some plain ones.  Made out of Lambs Pride Worsted.

Plain Mittens

These are the Cozy Cable mitts out of handspun.  This pattern has an error in it.  It was reported on Ravelry and hopefully it’s fixed now.

Cozy Cable Mitts

Happy Knitting –

~ Madame Purl

Soaring Eagles Mittens!

December 9, 2007

I think Sandy needs her sleep! Here’s two pair for the Soaring Eagles Project.

Soaring Eagles Project mittens

These are Child’s Mittens, a free pattern by Sivia Harding (!), worked in Mission Falls 1824 Wool, colorways 21 Denim and 26 Zinnia.

You with me?

December 8, 2007

blue sky on a Saturday!
The sky is blue and so am I.
I happened to read Norma’s post yesterday about mittens. Not just any mittens, but the Soaring Eagles Project mittens. (click here to read about it). I went over to read up on the specifics and then I couldn’t sleep last night. I keep thinking of kids with no mittens. How can I let this happen?
So, I’m here to beg you to knit mittens along with me. If we all knit one pair of mittens, that makes a lot of warm hands this winter for those kids.
Imagine, here I am on the comment drought day of Saturday begging your help.
Here’s the thing. If you knit at least one pair of mittens for the Soaring Eagle Project by December 17th and get them into the mail, I will enter your name into a drawing. The winner of that drawing will get a handknit pair of mittens, knit by me after the New Year. If you knit more than one pair, you will have your name put into the drawing as many times as you finish mittens.
There is not much time, but these are kid sized mittens.WE can do this.
I’m getting started right now.
You with me?

(double posted to my blog )

Pretty mittens to make

December 7, 2007

I just cannot resist posting 2 more links to wonderful mittens:

Wonderful Kate Gilbert mittens


Finnish mitten kits with naturally dyed yarn

And for those of you who are crazy for another mitten swap,  the No More Humdrum Mitten swap is going into its second round and you can sign up now (the deadline is “as soon as you can”; Jan. 12th is when partners will be matched).