Archive for the ‘Cold hands! (WIP)’ category

Have you met the Warm Hands Ravelry group?

August 11, 2012

I am thrilled at the Resurrection of the Warm Hands knitalong and more so by the enthusiastic embrace by many a knitter. I welcome each and every person who has joined the group.

I have set up a Ravelry group, if you haven’t already and are interested, join there too. We are a bit scattered with a Ravelry  and Facebook presence but it’s all good to me. As long as we are knitting mittens, I am glad to read about it on any platform!

Happy MItten knitting! My mitten queue  is getting long, there are so many wonderful choices!


The resurrection of Warm Hands!

July 31, 2012

Well, here we are on the cusp of August and all I can think about is knitting mittens! I am bringing the Warm Hands knitalong back to life! Want to join in? You don’t want to be the only one with Cold Hands come this winter. And winter will be here before you know it. Actually, my hands get cold starting with the chilly autumn weather.

I set up a facebook group for the knitalong but we can use other platforms too if you are not a facebook person. Perhaps I will look into a group in Ravelry.

I am very very excited. Mama needs more mittens!



Hasn’t anyone knit any mittens this winter?

January 10, 2010

I haven’t but I was wondering if anybody else had….  Yooo hoooo!  Is anybody out there?

Some easy mittens

March 9, 2009

I made some mittens a few weeks ago for my friend Kim in North Carolina who was headed up to Canada.  I didn’t get them to her in time to go to Canada but there was snow when she came back and she was happy.







Even though the pictures are pretty good, I don’t think they show just how pretty these things are in person.  I will probably make these again sometime; it’s a really different way to make mittens.

Pattern: Mittenz

Yarn:  Plymouth Yarn Expression, 2 skeins red/orange, 1 skein grey/black (counts as a “super bulky” yarn)

Needle: size 10 US (6.0 mm)

Ravelry link:  Mittenz for Kim

This is a quick knit and fun to do, since the construction is sideways.

A tasty yarn sale…..

February 3, 2008

The short story:

the Sheep’s Tale

Harrisville Yarns

fingering weight

approx. 215 yards (approx. 196 m) –


The longer story:

I keep taking this one book out of the library, because I so love the pictures not only of the sweaters, but the locale.  It’s “Sweaters from a New England Village” by Candace Eisen Strick. The yarns come from Harrisville Yarns wich is located in my home state of New Hampshire. By they way, while I was growing up there, I did knit but had no idea that amazing place or groovy yarn like that even existed.

I’m doing another swap and I did need more fingering weight yarns to do what I want to for my partner so I started looking around and I was definitely thinking about Harrisville yarns-their colors are so lovely.  Whilst knocking about on the web, I found that the Sheep’s Tale had a few colorways and they are almost half off retail.  I ordered almost every color……

Just thought all y’all mitten knitters would like to know.  :o)

A slice of summer

January 18, 2008

It’s cold and snowy here, but I managed to get my hands on some watermelon.

Melon mitts

 Or watermelon on my hands.  Whatever.

 (yarn: self-striping Suffolk wool from Freshisle Fibers.  pattern from The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns.)


January 15, 2008

A few better pictures of the Bird in Hand mittens

Those of you familiar with the pattern may noticed that I put the thumbs on backwards; I still think they came out well.