Mittenfest

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

Hello!

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!