Monday, January 16, 2012

Hockey Mom MItts

My brother's wife is a hockey mom. She has little choice in the matter, with three kids that all play hockey at a high level. (My niece is in the Team Canada system, and played int he women's under 18 World Championships last year - she's over 18 this year.) She's also at Brown University this year, on a hockey scholarship, so my brother and SIL have made the trek to Rhode Island a few times to watch her play. She had Team Canada mittens as well as Brown University mittens, but wanted to support her sons as well. They both play in the Toronto Marlies organization (age appropriate levels, not the actual Toronto Maple Leaf farm team). Although, my 16 year old nephew has been in net for the Leafs during a light practice session. I gather he's pretty good...)
So, to show support for the boys, she requested some Marlies mittens. Since Mittens are so easy, how could I say no? A quick play around in Excel to get the chart right, and Bob's your Uncle! (actually, Bob is my uncle, and he's the coolest guy around. He's having some health issues, so if you have a stray good thought, could you could send it Ottawa way for him? Thanks.)

I used some Norweigan Heilo Wool in the appropriate shades of blue and white, and just noodled the pattern as I went (writing it down, so the second mitt would match!) These do not fit me AT ALL, as my SIL has these tiny bird like hands, but they should be perfect on her.

6 comments:

katrynka said...

These are great looking! I wish I could knit faster. I taught myself from a book when I was a kid, and at the time it was easier to understand how to do the English style. I have tried to learn continental, but I have problems with Carpal tunnel, and since I am more tense, it makes it worse:( So I knit more slowly, as well as I HATE ribbing!

How is the Steve Jobs book?

Brendaknits said...

Neat. And I see you are reading he Steve Jobs book. It was a popular gift around here this Christmas.

Kristyn said...

The mittens look great. You are a wonderful SIL.

KnitTech said...

Those are awesome!

Carol said...

custom mitts! So fast and satisfying a knit.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Very cute hockey mom mitts! That will be me in a few years!