Thursday, January 14, 2010

Holiday Mittens.....

She has been asking for matching mittens for a while- well, at least for a couple of days. Her nagging just makes it seem longer. Are my mittens ready? Are my mittens ready? Will they be done today?

Yes, they are finished. Then, at the park, she asked, "Can you make me a hat just like this one- only with this yarn?" I reminded her that I made her about the elf hat. Well, could I have one just like the one I am wearing, only with holiday yarn? Sure, why not....I probably should have asked her first anyway! Oh well, I guess I HAVE to knit more : )

Yarn: Herrschner's Holiday yarn
Gauge: 20 sts/4"
Needles: size 6
Pattern: The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd (great book!)

I only changed the length of the cuff- I made it about 3 inches long to make sure her wrists stay covered. I forgot about how pointy the thumbs and tops turn out the more decreases made before pulling the string through the stitches. I wouldn't mind re-doing them, but I am going to let it go- let them go : )


nanny said...

Mittens are cute? Easy? I'll have to try one day.

The models are sweet and would look good in anything. I think they'll love their Santa hats next year. They would have been big hits at home.

Shauna said...

Love the mittens! Will they be done today? So cuute! You are such a faboolous Momma!! And Knitter!! And friend!! And Sister!! And OMG!!