Archive for the 'mittens' Category

Bella’s Mittens

cushy! I’ve always liked the look of these mittens. I finally decided that I needed a pair of big mittens and pulled some well-aged yarn from the stash (pre-wordpress blog days!) and knit them up. Free Pattern: Bella’s Mittens [ravelry] I used almost two entire skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky and knit them […]

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FO: Rave Mitts

On Monday, it was extremely windy and rainy here. I took the dogs out for a walk at lunchtime and found that my hands were chilly holding their leashes and the dog bags. I got it in my head that I needed to make some fingerless mittens for myself — again (I can’t seem to […]

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Mitten, Finished

My crafting and blogging mojo is pretty much at nil right now. But I finished my Madrona Latvian mitten last weekend: madrona mitten, thumb side mitten, top side Fun project, fun class. Take a class with Beth Brown-Reinsel if you have the opportunity! I hope to be able to budget the time and money for […]

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Madrona Aftermath

E (PokingMyEyesOut) already posted about our class (and other fun) at Madrona. The hotel was really cool. I had no idea what it was going to be like, other than knitters and spinners everywhere. I’ve never taken a class before. I have been to MD Sheep and Wool a few times, but Madrona is a […]

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Planning Projects

Part of the whole moving-cross-country bit is organizing things into multiple piles. Trash, Donate, Storage, Temp Housing. A week or two I took a photo of most of the yarn going into storage. I picked 5 “not yet started” projects to take to temporary housing as well as about 5 “needs finishing” projects. When selecting […]

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Mitten Love

I have been following Jan’s (be*mused) absolutely gorgeous mitten knitting (also this one). Each mitten is gorgeous — the patterns, the colors, the shape. Oh, mittens! I had a couple of talks with E (Poking My Eyes Out) about not wanting to knit two mittens. I just want to knit singles. But possibly many, many […]

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FO: Right-Handed Mittens [?!?]

Right-handed mittens? Huh? exposed! Still confused? writing a note Yes, this is another pair of mismatched mittens. One mitten is a standard plain old mitten. It’s the one I wear on my left hand. The other mitten has a flip top for my right hand — so I can take notes, punch buttons on my […]

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FO: Matchy Mis-match Fingerless Mitts

I had quite the weekend, finishing three projects. I don’t think I’ll be anywhere near that productive for the rest of the year, but it sure feels good now! fingerless mitts Quick Stats Mitt Pattern:none, but I can recommend Eunny’s endpaper mitts for a similar pattern. Stranded Patterns:Both stranded patterns are Faeroe patterns listed in […]

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A Quick Note

Phew! I finished the big handknit project for this holiday — a sweater for one of my sisters (I hope she doesn’t read this post before tomorrow afternoon!) based on a sweater I’ve long been inspired by — Adrian’s (Hello Yarn!) Wave Yoke Sweater. I even swiped her wave pattern for the yoke! I added […]

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Problems and Solutions

Problem: I have perpetually cold hands. I hate wearing mittens, and I often need non-slippery fingertips. I spend a lot of time in ice rinks this time of year and while I wear hockey gloves when I’m on the ice, I have trouble holding a cup of coffee while wearing them off the ice (ha!). […]

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