Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mitten Mania

Strange, not that long ago, it was nearly impossible for me to finish a second mitten - I was definitely a one mitt wonder. But I knit socks by the dozen. Nowadays, I can't seem to stop knitting mitts, yet have not picked up sock knitting in months.
The mitts started with the three pairs for my niece for Christmas (Team Canada, and two pairs of Brown University). These were very well received, and my sister in law (her mom) made some gentle overtures about the brown pair, andhow she'd love to have some for when she visits her daughter in Rhode Island.

Easy enough.
Then I had found the "deathflake" pattern chart and fell in love. I had to have them. (Note this is just the chart - I fudged together my own mitten pattern...)

But... charted colourwork doesn't travel well, and with swimming lessons starting up, I needed some easy knitting. I still had a ball of the green Rowan Tweed left over from my cardigan, so that fit the bill perfectly.
The Brown mitts are done and sent off to the SIL - she has no idea they are coming, so it should be interesting over the next few days when she received them. The other two are chugging along, both at home and on the road.
I can't wait to show you the deathflakes - I am seriously in love with them. Now I just have to keep myself from Spillyjane's site...

7 comments:

Wannietta said...

Excellent mittens!!!

Needles said...

The snowflakes look stunning, and there really ought to be a danger sign on Spillyjanes site. Really. Ought.

Needles said...

Have you considered colourwork socks to get you back to sock mojo?

Lucky Canuck said...

Love the mitts! I can hardly wait to see the Deathstar Mittens.

KnitTech said...

Yea, the deathflakes are awesome.

Brenda said...

Sounds like Fred and I when we first took up sailing The main object was to not get the instruction book wet. :)

AlisonH said...

You're ahead of me. I don't need mittens in my climate, but if I ever start I know I won't stop. All my kids will have to move north--

--oh wait. They already did. Hmmm...!