Monday, December 29, 2008

Bad knitter, no cookie.

Please, no more cookies. I can't stop eating cookies.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, we sure did.

I've had so much to say for so long, that I no longer know what to say. So, I'll start with a picture of my pretty new mittens.

I'm completely smitten, not enough to give up on my Anemoi, but I'm trying to give them equal time. I've wanted to knit these mitts since I first saw them on Jared's blog. I bought my first Vogue Knitting magazine, and found the right yarn in the right colour at the Knitter's Fair in September. It was the yarn called for in the pattern actually. It was so thin, so fine, I was having doubts that these mittens would be warm. But they are, they have been freezing cold hockey arena tested and I had warm hands.

The charts looked intimidating at first glance but it really wasn't all that bad. Not to say that I didn't have to concentrate on them, because I did. But the cables are just so pretty and I love the little one on the thumbs (even if I did mess one of them up at the start).

I had to start and restart a few times to get the correct tension and ended up with needles much smaller than recommended. All in all, I give the Green (Brown) Autumn Mittens/Druid Mittens two thumbs up!

The cuffs are pretty cool too!


zenren said...

I love them. LOVE them.

Heather said...

:) Thanks. Me too.