Friday, November 10, 2006

I can't resist!

Ok, I can't resist posting these pictures. They are a Christmas gift, but I'm pretty sure the recipient has no idea that I even have a blog, so I think I'm safe.

I knit these mittens using Patons Shetland Chunky yarn. I have never used this yarn before but I really liked how soft it is. It's only 15% wool, but they feel just great, and they are machine washable! I used Ann Budd's mitten pattern.



Now, one thing I know for sure is that as much as I want to BE Martha Stewart, I'm NOT. The mittens were knit and I decided to add the snowflake pattern after browsing through the MS Holiday Gift magazine (I adore it by the way). I think it took longer for me to figure out how to add the snowflake design than it did to knit the mittens in the first place, but I'm very happy with the way they turned out.

6 comments:

lera said...

the first thing i noticed was the snowflake. good job!!

Leslie said...

Oh I love 'em! Maybe it is time I tried to make a pair. Thansk for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

the snowflakes along with that blue yarn look amazing! I just may have to try knitting some mittens soon after seeing yours.

Debbie said...

So darling. The snowflake is a perfect touch especially on the light blue background.

linda said...

The snowflake really adds a lot. Beautiful!

kimberly said...

Great job!! Your friend will love them.