Monday, October 23, 2006

Warm Hands

I finished a pair of child's mittens today. These will go on the mitten tree at the church, along with other items I have made throughout the year. These are also my October entry for the Knittin' Mittens KAL.

They are just a basic pair of mittens with the cuff knit an inch longer (3 inches) than called for so that they will stay up a little higher under coat sleeves (hopefully). I used Patons Classic Wool Merino in the Regency colourway, and 4.5mm dpns. They were a fast knit as it is only children's size 2-4. I did one up on the weekend, and finised the second one this afternoon. I couldn't do anything until I finished know what it's like being knitting obsessed!

I have roughly half of a 3 /2 oz (100g) skein left, maybe a little more - I can't tell. So, I am thinking I might surf for basic children's hat patterns and see what the average yarnage requirement calls for. If I think I have enough, then I'll make a matching hat to go with the mittens; if not, then I'll just make another pair of mittens in the same size.

My priority right now, however, is to get cracking on the gifts for my two friends for Christmas. We're doing an exchange among the three of us, and the only "catch" is that it has to be something home made.

The Knittin' Mittens KAL is still open for those intersted
See the post below for the latest baby socks and a cute little ducky hat


ruth said...

oooh, i love the mittens! they are really cute, with that colorway. =)

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

They are WONDERFUL!!!

Charity said...

Love the mittens, and that yarn will be so warm and cozy! :0)

Sharon said...

Love the mittens, scary isn't it how close Christmas is!!

Karen said...

Love, love, love the colors in that yarn. I still haven't gotten past the cuff of my first mitten. I need to get busy, as soon as I finish the scarf.

Anonymous said...

Mitten tree? Wow. Interesting!

I need them to keep my hands warm
God bless
Maria in the UK

kittensmittens said...

very pretty colors on the mittens. they're gonna keep some kid's hands nice and warm.
I'm sure you got enough for a simple kids hat. And they go pretty quick.

Rhonda said...

Don't you wonder what some little girl will think of her new mittens when she gets them? How warm, fun & fancy she'll feel whenever she looks down at her new mittens ... knit by YOU. Nice job!

Nik said...

I knew I recognized this colorway. I love it and have some in my stash. I originally bought it to make a felted bag.