Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mittens

I just heard on the radio that it is 49 degrees outside.

Anyway...I thought I had already posted about these mittens, but I'm not seeing the post anywhere, so here they are (again?). They were my first successful attempt at knitting something that wasn't a square. The pattern is Heather Dixon's "Valentine's Hat & Mittens" from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation by Debbie Stoller. In the end I was surprised at how easy it was to make something with so many corners and turns. I still wasn't happy with my finishing though - there are little knots poking out all over the place.

The yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky. I'm fairly certain that this yarn was purchased in either 1992 or 1993. I bought the grey for a sweater vest(?!) that I gave up on after two disasters (involving a LOT of frogging.) Nina Roux, my roommate at the time, bought the brown. I don't remember what she had planned for the stuff, but it was still tidy in its original skeins when she finally passed it on to me about five years ago.

5 comments:

sher said...

I can't knit mittens to save my life! I can only crochet very simple things--like a scarf.

SteamyKitchen said...

I love that the fingers can be exposed! But I live in FL and the only time I would use mittens would be to get hot stuff out of the oven

Carrie said...

OOOO, flip top mittens. I've been meaning to make some of those. Love the colors. Tom and I made a sweater with those colors. I'm wearing it in my profile picture.

Nina Roux: The Sweet, The Savory and The Sass said...

make me some of these. in kelly green. i'll be your bff.

Brittany said...

I want these! They're adorable! I tried learning how to knit, my fingers just didn't seem to want to learn wih me. It was a disaster. Do you ever sell em at the farmers markets?