Sunday, January 06, 2008

It Puts a Smile on My Face....

It's been a busy weekend and I didn't have time for anything more than this, but that's all right because I'm really happy with it.


Pattern: Sea Mineral Mittens
Yarn: Koigu, Celestial Merino, and Apple Laine
Needles: 2.25mm bamboo
Mods: I got funky wit it!

I changed up the patterns at the wrist because my printer wasn't printing blue, so the chart was shades of pink. Getting creative with those bands at the cuff was a lot of fun. I barely had enough blue yarn to finish, which is why I made the back of the thumb mostly white. The patterning is from a Nancy Bush mitten.

I decided that I didn't want pointy mitten tips this time, so I just stopped decreasing and grafted the end shut. Then I did the same with the thumb so they'd match. Also, I sewed on the fish before I grafted the thumb shut. I sewed it using chain stitch and just some short flat stitches. I decided that one little fish was all it needed. The other mitten is plain. Plus, I was so happy with how it turned out, and I wasn't sure I could do it twice. Here's the little fishie, larger than life.

Now for a wash and a good stiff blocking to make that scalloped edge stop flipping over.

8 comments:

  1. That little fishie so too cute!

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  2. Ther're so cute, Laurie!

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  3. I LOVE these!! Too cute!

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  4. Sometimes 'less is more' and this is well illustrated by the one little fishy. A perfect eye grabber!

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  5. These mittens are the bomb, woman! Damn you do fun, beautiful, and cool knitting!

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  6. Aww, your little fish looks great! What a neat idea, I love it =)

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