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....
Posted by Paula at 7:53 AM