Here we are knitting mittens for holiday presents.. or just for fun:) If you want to join, drop us a line:)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

More 'Fetching' fingerless mitts

Fetching is such a fun, fast knit! These are my second & third pairs. I did some in the Fall when the weather was reasonable for such a thing and my friend requested some in green. This is the long awaited result. I used Needful Yarns "Joy" - super decadent!

I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to turn this pattern into a proper mitt...and with our current weather (finally cold!) I think it will be a good idea.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Convertible Mitts

Well-loved and already coffee stained.

Snowdrift minnens!

Hi everyone. I joined a while back but just completed my first qualifying project: Snowdrift Mittens (note: if you want the pattern and have trouble downlpoading it from the site, just e-mail me at annypurls {at} hotmail {dot} com and I'll try to hook you up ;0)

I knit them from 3 balls of Peruvian Pure Alpaca from Elann - 2 teal and 1 celery. I did come a tiny bit short of the teal for the second thumb as you can see from the photo but that's because I didn't have full balls to start with since I knit these with leftover stash.

They were my first seriously stranded fair isle project and while they looked a little wonky at first, once I pressed them with a damp cloth, they straightened out nicely. I'll surely knit these again someday.

Okay one last photo, I swear ;0)

Happy knitting!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bite me!

Here are the Later Gator mitts that I made for my friend for Christmas; I had to wait until I gifted them before I could post photos. They cracked me up so much - I had several impromptu puppet shows while sewing them together. When she unwrapped them, the first thing that she did was to make biting motions, biting the air, the cats, whatever was in her way. I loved it!

I've got several more pairs, waiting for their rightful owners to come over and claim them (probably this weekend) - once they're given, I'll post some photos :)

Thursday, January 04, 2007


I'm so excited to be part of this KAL! It seems that there are people here both close to me physically and quite far away.

I've been a sock knitter for awhile now but only recently ventured into hand coverings. Funny...since my grandma always made mitts. I can't remember her making anything else. My mom always knit too, but mostly on straight needles. I remember being somewhat in awe of grandma's many needles and memorized mitt pattern.

My first foray into hands...Knitty's Fetching in variegated alpaca yarn. It looks nice (and feels great!) but I really think I would prefer this pattern with a solid colour yarn next time. The turquoise ones below look amazing!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

More mittens!

I've been slogging away at the Mitten Project, trying to get a few more pairs done. Toss in the Holiday knitting and it's mittens-a-popping around here
here are some for my neighbourhood kids

and some for me and mine

My thumbs look short on the green, cabled cuff ones but they actually fit quite well. I've named them "Kermit" and I've even made up a hat to match!

The stripey one look short (and they are, on my hands - but I have abnormal, monkey hands... on a normal, human hand I'm sure that they look great!)

The patterns are ones that I've made up after knittng hundreds (ok, tens) of pairs over the years... simple is always best.

Aren't mittens the best!?!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Just a quick post. This is work in progress for a friend of a friend. I haven't even wowen in ends yet, but they should be completely finished tomorrow (if I find pink yarn somewhere. I had tons of pink yarn, I'm sure). After that, I have 5 more pairs of these to knit. And embelish. Oh. I can do that, they are such a quick knit:) If only I didn't drop pasta machine on my hand yesterday.

And you girls, how are you doing? Post the progress photos and links to your favorite patterns:)

Monday, November 27, 2006

Back to the drawing board

I tried DPN's and I liked them. I finished whole cuff from cuff-down Knucks. And i loved it. Then came gusset. My knitting was pretty tight because I didn't have proper size of knitting needles, and i was working with 2 threads. Increases were simply impossible. i frogged it, and then I realized I shouldn't have. Because, I finished with a huge mess and everything was tangled... oh well. I'll make me some proper DPN's tomorrow.