Friday, November 27, 2009

one down...

The thrummed mittens for my nephew are finished. I hope he likes them, but I'm prepared if he doesn't. I know he asked for warm mitts, and that's what these are,and they are of the yarn he chose, and all the rest, but he's 15. This may be the first incarnation of mittens. If they aren't exactly to his liking, I'm thinking bulky alpaca, with no thrums, but with the texting thumbs, a la Brenda. Way cool idea, Brenda. Too bad it won't work with thrums.

I love the look of thrummed mitts inside out - somewhat alien-ish...
But I think D will like these. And if he show the proper amount of enthusiasm in receiving them (i.e. "thanks, Aunt Sandra"), then he may get the alpaca ones anyway - I love that text thumb option...
Yes, all that fibre fits inside, around my hand. I'm not trying them on much - I want them to form to his hands, not mine...
Next up - the same thing in a slightly smaller size for my son's teacher. I'm using the school colours of black and gold, so she has something to keep her hands warm during those cold playground duties.

Yesterday, I was lax in wishing my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving. I wish I was there - I usually am, spending this week with my Mom in Florida. But life conspired to keep me here this year, so I missed out on turkey, and of course the shopping. Dang, I miss the shopping...

4 comments:

TracyKM said...

Sure, you could make the text mittens with trums, just stop part way up the thum (or not at all on the actual thumb). The pair I made, I did a buttonhole where the top part of the index finger is so my aunt could poke her finger out if needed for something. The thrums mean there isn't a gaping hole so they stay warm.

AlisonH said...

I love those wild man pawholders!

Karen said...

Those mittens look so warm and cozy. Your nephew is very lucky!

Brenda said...

What would you bet the 15 year old will wear them inside out? Way cool.