Sunday, February 07, 2010

Put On Your Mittens, You Silly Kittens


You may remember my Maid Marion Reading Mitts from a post this past fall. I knit them for my first ever knit-a-long on Ravelry and the theme was Robin Hood. The colors of the yarn I choose are some of my very favorites, reflecting beautiful fall colors. I wear these fingerless mittens all the time and get many comments on them from people. I love the lacy feminine pattern and how they knit up so quickly, so decided that these would make great gifts for some of the girls in my life. A couple of the pairs you'll see below I actually knit up several months ago but couldn't show them here yet because, well, I'm a slacker and hadn't sent them to their new homes yet.


Brittany's Blueberry Hill mitts were just finished Thursday evening. They are made from a fabulous blend that has a thin silk in a darker blue woven through. The yarn was a bear to untangle and wind into a workable ball, the worst I've ever seen, but the end product was worth all the frustration. I really love the color. Brittany hasn't seen them yet, I have to pop them in an envelope and send them to Wyoming, but I really think she's going to like them. This mitts aren't a birthday or Christmas gift but just because and she knows that I was making them for her. They'll be on their way to you next week, B. Really, they will. Don't look at me like that!


My sister, Stacey, received a pair of blogging mitts for Christmas. Well, okay, really a month after Christmas but my intentions were good... I thought that in those cold cold North Dakota winters, Stacey might be wanting some hand warmers to wear while she's playing on her computer or reading.


This pair was made for my niece, Dawn, for her birthday. The colors of the yarn reminded me of her, all purple and hip. Perfect for reading, writing and 'rithmatic.

And that, my friends, concludes my Reading Mitt madness. As much as I love this pattern and the beautiful end product, it's time to move on. Next project for my needles hasn't been decided yet. I'm sure it will be something fantastic...

Up my sleeve, for the month of March I think, is a project that I'm calling Storytime Stitches. I'm hoping that some of you, or all of you, will participate with me by making a project inspired by illustrations in your favorite storybook. These projects will be knit, crocheted, sewn or maybe even baked. Whatever your heart desires. More to come soon....

15 comments:

luci said...

story time stitches sounds such fun. please keep me posted. and i love the mitts!

Adrienne said...

Oh that sounds like such fun ... I'll have to start thinking about that one.

Love all the mittens - they look so nice and cozy. I caught a peek at that book - I might have to check it out.

Gigi said...

Love those! I made some Reading Mitts for Christmas gifts - such a pretty pattern, isn't it?
Blessings,
G

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

These look wonderful....I especially love the burgandy-colored ones. The pattern really shows up nicely. You did GREAT!

KryssiRuss said...

Oh I love the mitts! I so want a pair now :(. The blue ones are really pretty

Tea said...

Heehee, I was here admiring all the beautiful mitts! Great colors!

mtnchild said...

I made two sets of fingerless gloves for Christmas gifts. Mine were just 2x2 rib going up the arms a ways to cover the gap between the hand and wrist.

I like the pattern you used - is it shareable or in a book, I'd love to try it.

Yvette

The Dark Ages said...

hey mommy, i love the mittens. I just wanted to let you know that I started a blog, well I already had one, that is called life at its high point, thats my poetry but some is really dark and alot of it is my old stuff, so just for warning if you read it, but the other is called www.livingwithshi.blogspot.com and thats where im going to do the fibromyalgia site like you said, im sorry if some of it is depressing or makes you upset, but its my words, so at least im finally getting them out there. i love you mommy.

Jeni said...

SWEET! Can you share the pattern for these mitts? Either on your blog or e-mail it? I'd love to try my hand at making a pair of these things!

Stacey's Treasures said...

Thank you for my blogging mitts. I'm wearing them even as we speak. I ran in the ditch today so am home for snow day again.

Brittany said...

how did you know i was looking at you like that? lol

Adrienne said...

Oh, I love those mitts. Such gorgeous colors and they look so soft and warm! Can't wait to see what you make next. ~Adrienne~

Twisted Fencepost said...

I just love these mittens! I have the pattern but just don't have time to begin a new project. But it's coming!!!

Paige said...

I love every pair of those mitts - nice job! And I think Storytime Stitches is a great idea. I'll stay tuned!

Terri said...

I want a pair like your sister's! How cute are they????

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!