Friday, March 10, 2006

Mittens X 2 and a Contest too!

As promised, I have pictures of mittens today. I took them yesterday while the A and J were at school so I only have one pair being modeled. Here they are...

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The top two pictures are K modeling her mittens. She is not a snow baby and only wore them to go to and from the car in the cold weather. But she likes them which is the important thing.

The bottom left picture is a close up of K's mittens. A quick recap of the details are
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in Lilac (purple), Petal (pink), Grass (green) and Lemon (yellow). I used less than 1 ball of each.
Needles: two size 0 cirular

The stitch pattern is a combination of several motifs from A Shetland Pattern Book by Mary Smith and Maggie Liddle.

The bottom right picture is a close up of J's mittens. He selected colors of Knitpicks Merino Style yarn. I wanted to try this yarn but I don't know what I was thinking when I decided to use it for a pair of mittens for an 8 yo BOY! I was disappointed (but not surprised) to see them start to fuzz up and pill almost as soon as he put them on. Oh well, he likes them and he wears them and that's what counts!

Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style in Storm (navy), Frost (aqua), Maple Leaf (red) and Asparagus (green). I used one ball of each except for Storm. I needed two balls of that.
Needles: set of 5 size 2 dpns.
Stitch pattern is basic salt and pepper. I used navy in every row and rotated through the other three colors for the contrasting color. (Yeah, I know that's as clear as mud. I think if you look at the picture you'll see what I mean.)


Just for fun I purposefully made J's left and right mittens differnt in three ways. All three are visible in the photo. Can you find them? Email me at with your answer and "blog contest" in the subject and I'll send a prize to one winner. The winner will be selected randomly from all correct entries. Contest closes on Monday (3/13) at midnight eastern time. I don't know what the prize is yet but it will be yarny (I'm in a perpetual state of de-stashing) .

Enjoy your weekend!


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Anonymous said...

Wonderful color work! I especially like the girly ones!