Saturday, December 22, 2007

Just in Time

I finished my second mitten just in time for the next batch of snow to hit our area. I love these things with all my heart. They are my first pair of adult mittens that I've knit and I'm thinking they won't be my last. Quick, warm and pretty - you can't beat that.
Project Specs:
Pattern: Bird in Hand by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Elle Rae Classic, color 17 (brown) and 7(blue)
Needles: #3
Notes: A really wonderful pattern, the fit it perfect. I think I'm the only one who knit these on such large needles (most on the knitalong on Ravelry are on 1s or 2s) - I guess I knit a little tight. Like everyone else, I am in love with the little birdie detail on the thumbs.

Cheryl tried to talk me into making them a gift ffor her, thus upping the tally for me for the Knitting War, but sadly for her, there's no way I'm parting with them. That said, I am being taunted via emails from the Knitting Ruler in charge of the War to share my progress, so I will share that I still only have the single gift project, and it is 75% complete. It will most certainly be done by Christmas (perhaps even by today), but that is all I can share at the moment.

Won't be back to the blog till probably the week after New Years (busy busy busy!) but I wish you all a safe and fun holiday.


Blogger Carole Knits said...

The mittens are beautiful! Merry Christmas!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Did you say they were quick and easy to knit????? Hmmmmmm......

9:04 AM  
Blogger yarnophiliac said...

GORGEOUS mittens. They are on my after-christmas list for myself. As for the Knitting War, you are all so lucky I'm not in on that one -- I'll have 6 gifts done by Monday (If I have to stay awake everynight...), and possibly a seventh. HA! ;)

9:37 AM  
Blogger Elinor said...

They look so pretty! Well done! I love the little flower on the inside too.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous flaky said...

I am making these too - but only have 1/2 of the first one complete. I agree that they aren't as hard as I thought they were going to be. My only concern is that I don't think my picot edge looks too hot.

Yours turned out lovely! Flail your hands about in public whenever you wear them so people are envious of your good taste (was that a Christmas-y sentiment? Maybe not but who cares!)

1:37 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Beautiful mittens....well done!

Have a Happy Holiday!!!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Manise said...

Awesome mittens! You should be proud. I really need to cast on mine, now that my Soaring Eagle mittens are done and gone. Have a Very Merry Christmas Erin!

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Just lovely. I adore Kate's designs and you have more than done this one justice!

10:03 AM  
Blogger k said...

Those are lovely - great colours! Have a great holiday!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Love them!

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Alison said...

So lovely! I'm with you in the tight knitters club - I knit my first pair of these on 2's, but I'll knit my next (and there will be a next, since I don't get to keep my first pair) on 3's.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Seanna Lea said...

Those are stunning! I need to learn the stranded knitting, so I can make these (or something like them). There are just so many beautiful stranded patterns.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Etherknitter Laurie said...

Quite beautiful! Nice color choices, good contrast.

7:00 AM  
Blogger anne said...

those are gorgeous!
happy holidays; hope it is indeed warm and bright with joy!

7:23 PM  

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