Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Completed Felted Wool Hat & Mittens

I finished my first pair of mittens for the KAL. They aren't the first pair I started this month! I made this bucket hat and mittens set out of Patons Classic Wool in Dark Grey Mix. Here's the after picture of them blocking in my basement. (Best place to keep them away from little fingers!) I just finished felting them a few minutes ago.

When they are totally dry I will pick off any little fuzzies kicking around on them. This set is for the store, but I plan on making myself a set as well, probably in the same color. The only thing I meant to do differently was the mitten cuffs. I forgot, but in making these last year I thought they might be better doing the 1x1 ribbed cuff with a 4.5mm needle instead of 5mm. The entire mitten is knit on 5mm dpns. (It was a free Bernat pattern, but they discontinued the yarn, so it's no longer on their web site or in free tear-offs. Luckily I had some copies of it. Very easy, and you can make the mittens with one ball of the Classic Wool. The hat takes one ball as well.)
Have to finish the mate to my Dulaan mittens yet! I started it at least. Don't want second-mitten syndrome!

Let's everyone send prayers to the victims and their families of today's rampage in Montreal. So sad when someone gets that low and angry that they have to do stuff like that. Hubby was passing that area today to get his reload to come home and had about 30 police cars rush by him. He didn't know what was going on til I called him. He was lucky to get through because they blocked a lot of the streets off. He goes to Montreal every week and has to go past the college/uni district to get to the pier.

Yes, this is a lazy post! I copied it from my post to the Knittin' Mittens KAL blog! Well, except for the two pictures that wouldn't upload! You can check out the before pics over there.

Happy knitting!


Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, the set you did is so lovely, I especially love the hat, it looks totally cool - I'd wear it any day!
I read about the horror in Montreal and I'm so very sad about the events there - how can people get so angry to do something like that to others? My thoughts are with the families of the victims.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

LOL as I was reading the entry I thought it sounded familiar, and then I thought I must have read it here already...then saw your comment about the copy/past job!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Cool, what a lovely set! I have yet to try felting. I am a chicken. I am so far behind on my blogging, see what being sick and having 3 kids will do to a person. Ha ha.

10:41 PM  

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