Friday, January 12, 2007


I made myself a pair of felted mittens. They aren't the most attractive things I've ever made, but they're good enough for me. I used leftover Patons Classic Wool from all those mittens made for Christmas gifts. I really would have preferred pink thumbs, but I didn't have enough yarn, and I didn't want to buy a ball just for two thumbs. (winter white, worn denim, and petal pink) Good timing for mittens, I guess. Our forecast is actually calling for a 70% chance of snow on Monday.

Froggy in action. I actually started and finished this hat today. It's for the son of friends of ours who has a birthday tomorrow. He's going to be five. I am trying to get the mittens done tonight as well. (It's the same set as the one in the last post.) We won't make the birthday party because I have to work. I am hoping to finish it all tonight so they pick it up on the way to the bowling alley for the party in the morning. Nova Knitter asked if the dangling markers get in the way. I don't mind, but I do have to flick them out of the way most of the time. I've gotten fairly slick at it, though. This one has a tiny bell on it, and that can grind on the nerves sometimes. If I'm not in the mood for bells I switch to one sans bell.

Next up after this is a must finish bag for my Knit Mitt Kit Swap pal. Guess I'd best get off my duff since the package has to be mailed Tuesday. As it stands right now I don't foresee me doing any other swaps this year except the mighty Sockapalooza. (Works are underway for #4! Keep an eye on her blog.) Things may change. I've only ever done one Secret Pal (#4, I think it was) and Sockapalooza. The mitten one is my third exchange.

Well, Most Haunted is coming on. Better go. It's the first I've seen it in about 1.5 months. They're all repeats here. Lucky Miss Tonia gets new ones!

Oh, yes, I wanted to mention -- Shelley of Kitten Knits Yarn has started a web ring for sock lovers. It's called One Sock Two Sock. It's on my sidebar for anyone who wants to join. All you need is a love for knitting socks.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Shelley said...

I think the mittens are great! I would like them with the pink thumbs too, but they still look great the way they are.

Thanks for mentioning the web ring!

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your mittens! THey are cute the way they are. I love that little stitch marker too. I have to check out that web ring. Thank you for the link!

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Pat said...

They are NOT fugly!! I like them and they look warm and fuzzy!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

I'm always amazed at how fast you can turn out hats and mittens! :0)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Those mittens are cute. I like the colors.

I missed this weeks' Most Haunted. We went to Knitter's Night out, it's the second Friday of the month, and since none of us had kids for the night, we went to play a little pool and have a few pints. I'll have to check the tv schedule to see if it comes on again this week. Since I'm on holiday for the next week, I can watch it when it comes on.

2:06 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, I really love the mittens - gorgeous colours, and they look so warm and cute!

12:35 PM  

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