Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mitts are addictive! And so are hats!

Susan got me started on knitting fingerless gloves or mitts, and it was quite an addictive adventure. The free pattern Fetching warns that the amount of yarn will be snug, and so it was. Fortunately, I had bought 2 skeins of the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, but I hoped to only use one, so it was a bit hair-raising at the end. As you can see I finished with yarn to spare! And was able to make 2 pairs. Then I decided to try to adapt the pattern for our son.
Just enough, whew!
I used suggestions from Barbara sent via Susan and added a few twists of my own to make the pattern look masculine. I think he likes them even though he said his fingers got cold. Was that a hint for gloves?
Jogging anyone?
I tried a whole different hat and mitten set for Catherine, in a new yarn by Jill Eaton. The pattern was in the Holiday Issue of Knit Simple, and I used some of the yarn left from Angelina's hat for the embroidery.
Hat and Mittens
With the way it's been snowing tonight, these items may actually prove useful!


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! What a cute hat and mitten set!! Makes me think of the kittens who lost their mittens! Sounds like you're having a LOT of cold to create all that snow - hope you keep toastie warm! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Those are so pretty! You do beautiful work.

Kathy said...

Cute hat and mittens. Gee, isn't it done snowing yet? You must have several feet of snow by now.

Plays with Needles said...

I wish I could see DS's mitts up close...tell him not to wear them for running but for driving and then they're perfect!

Barbara C said...

With the crazy weather this has been a good year for hand knits. They all look luscious. I knit my Fetchings in plain worsted wool--the cashmerino must be lovely.