Saturday, November 28, 2009

Toasty Hands

I finally finished the kids mittens I had been working on.  It's not that the pattern is difficult or anything like that, I just kept putting it off or when I wanted to knit, I would get a call to go in and teach that morning for a full day.  I could have taken them with me to work on at lunch or recess, but to be honest, when I'd get a call in the morning while getting ready "just in case", taking my knitting along was the last thing on my mind.

At any rate, these are finally finished - hooray!  In the photo I used the flash, so the colour appears lighter/brighter than they actually are.  They are more darker in reality (the flashless photo didn't turn out too well).  I used 4.0mm DPN needles (or are they 4.5?), and the yarn is Phentex Dynasty (100% acrylic), worsted weight, in the Dark Aqua colourway.  This yarn was something I had in my stash from some time back, and I wanted to get it used up.

These are going on the mitten tree at the church.  So far it's the only pair of mittens I have knit up for the tree, but I do have the other scarves and hats I made as well.  I've just printed out another pattern from Ravelry that has some baby, toddler and other size mittens as well, and since I've got more yarn left over, thought I might make some of the infant/toddler size for the mitten tree as well.  Hopefully I'll finish these ones quicker than I did the ones in the photo!

Happy knitting!

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