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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Love at first stitch

Do you ever love a project just as soon as you cast it on?  Normally I fret, I frown, I wonder if it will fit.  This time.............well yes, I did all that (it looked so small), but I also loved it.  I LOVE this pattern.  I love the yarn I used.  I love everything about it, and I am proud of it!

These fingerless mitts were made for a swap.  They are the second attempt I've made this week.  The first pattern I used I got all the way to the end of the thumb before realizing I just didn't like it.  Frogged.  Back onto Ravelry to pick something I liked better.  Now I am so very pleased, and these can go in the post this week.  Phew, I met the deadline.  Now I can start on my hat swap.




The low down:
Pattern: Emily Dee Mitts
Yarn: Sirdar Denim Tweed DK.  60% acrylic, 25% cotton, 15% wool.
What I learned: the sewn bind off.  Awesome!  I used the video here.

I have got the fingerless mitt bug in a bad way now.  I'm thinking of making a pair of these for my niece for Christmas.  Next time I'll make them a bit longer so they go up to the knuckles.   For myself (it is cold today) I'm going to try Fire & Ice Mitts, I love a Celtic cable.


Here's where I'm hoping, check it out!



16 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I want to make some for my Grandma.

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  2. Very pretty, looks like a great pattern, might have to check it out...

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  3. They look great :) More mitts are definitely on my agenda at the moment, as it has gotten so cold... Should probably finish some WIPs first, but then I'm all about mitts!

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  4. Those mitts are adorable. I love the color and how it still let the knitting pattern show through. Have you noticed that sometimes the pattern gets lost in the yarn? Anyways, great swap gift. Your partner will be pleased.

    I have a couple of mitts I want to knit this next month using my handspun. I am super excited to cast on but...have to finish my other projects first.

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  5. Your mitts are great!
    I normally fret the project about half way through. Up to that point it's all love and excitement.

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  6. Nice! Can't wait to see the Fire & Ice Mitts - love the cable on the top of the hand!

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  7. Pretty! I love the Fire and Ice pair. Hmmm, wonder what I have that would work???

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  8. wonderful mitts, smiling here at your passion, it's such a lovely thing. and i love that your making a pair for yourself.

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  9. Great mitts! I like the color and the length of them. Congratulations on meeting your deadline.

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  10. Those turned out great, I can see why you love them! Your swap partner will be so pleased.

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  11. very pretty! I've been wanting some new fingerless gloves lately, and those look perfect! you did a great job =)

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  12. Lovely, they just went on my to do list :0)
    Willow4

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  13. Nice mitts :D They look so perfect for fall, and I love the colors.

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  14. Those mitts are lovely.

    I've had a pair on my to do list for quite some time. One day.. one day... :-)

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