Monday, November 29, 2010


The perfect stuff to work on over a busy weekend. Accessories!


These mitts have been percolating in the background for a long time. I wanted an excuse to use leftover sock bits - and when I saw the Koigu next to the DK in my stash, I had to combine the two. The project was quick and easy and very stashbusty. I did the border before the guests arrived, as that piece takes a bit of attention, and managed the mitten hands on autopilot while a thousand other things were going on last week!

I am planning on writing these up and posting the pattern when NaKnitMitMo begins in January, so if you like them and you have bits of sock yarn that match a stray skein of DK in your stash, stay tuned and the pattern will follow.

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The other project I managed to knit up between turkey and potatoes and games of Scrabble this weekend was Shoormal, from the Shetland Trader Book One. I've been dying to own one of these since Rhinebeck, and my book arrived just in time. Gudrun has put out an entire collection of gorgeous patterns, but this was the project custom made for an easy weekend of knitting!


A simple repeat, soft bulky yarn. and some immediate gratification. I finished in two days and have not stopped wearing it since! I have plans to knit more from this book, but have a few other things to tend to first. Am about to write up the mittens and one other sweater project this week, and must get ready for Hanukkah in TWO days!

Honey cookies, latkes, polishing the menorah, and a brisket. oy.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the trimmed mittens! NEED to make a pair......Cyndi

Ariane said...

These mittens are gorgeous! You are right, these two colors HAD to go together!
You are also right about Gudrun. She really did put out an entire collection of gorgeous partterns!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love the mittens!

olivia said...

Love the mittens, can hardly wait for the pattern!

Patty said...

NaKnitMitMo! Yay - plenty of the sock yarn sitting and waiting!

Mad For Knit said...

The mittens turned out fabulous! A welcome addition to NaKniMitMo. Fab scarf too. Can't wait to see it in person (after the festivities die down) p.s. rain forecast for Wednesday. Are you around?

janna said...

Those mittens are so cute! And I can always use a new pair!

Turtle said...

sweet! love those mitts!

Kym said...

Great mittens, Thea! Love the sock yarn "blast" -- just perfect. And the scarf looks wonderful, too. I'm going to check it out on Ravelry . . . right now!

Jody said...

wonderful mittens! As usual - you inspire me. I also covet the scarf - may have to purchase that book afterall. What yarn did you use?

Anonymous said...

So freaking cute!

Annette

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the trim on those mitts. Beautiful!

Seanna Lea said...

Those are really cute mittens!

Hilary said...

I LOVE those mittens and will for sure be knitting a pair when you release the pattern (if I'm not knitting baby stuff). I am so in love with the lace at the cuff...just awesome. Your Shoormal is lovely, too!

Bells said...

perfect! The trim, the extra bit in the koigu part - all perfect. Yes write them up soon!

Kathleen said...

Love the mittens! So pretty - can't wait for the pattern and think I might have some perfect yarn for them. I'll be ready for snowman making in January :)

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