Saturday, January 3, 2009

Yummy Mummy

You can read the definition of a 'yummy mummy' here. (I'm more of a paint smeared jeans and flat shoes type playcentre Mummy myself). The designer notes "these were designed to warm the wrists of a particularly stylish mum as she takes her new baby for walks on crisp spring days." I made them for my Mum for Xmas. No new baby for her but I think they will be a lovely addition to her winter wardrobe all the same.

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"Yummy Mummy Wristwarmers" Pattern available as a Ravelry Download here. I made them in Rowan Pure Wool DK which the lovely Megan gifted to me. What a dream it was to knit, lovely and soft and knit on 3.25mm it had lovely stitch definition to show off all those cables!

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I shortened the pattern considerably as I only had one skein. Unfortunately this involved some rather arduous knit surgery involving removing one pattern repeat from the cast ON edge (not an experience I want to repeat anytime soon). Hopefully Mum won't be too worried by the little imperfection there.

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Merry Christmas Mum!!

7 comments:

Sharonnz said...

Those are nice. Just did a pair of handwarmers for a friend so looking for something different to do for me for this winter.

PrincessPea said...

They're lovely! I looked really closely but couldn't actually spot the imperfection you mentioned, maybe it's just one of those things you only notice if you're the one who made it!

I've always been a bit uncomfortable about that whole 'yummy mummy' thing. Something about mothers feeling the need to prove that they're still sexually attractive despite having children, as though motherhood automatically excludes us from attractiveness. Ugh. (I'll stop ranting now!)

Rose Red said...

Yes, what Princess Pea said about the term "yummy mummy" (at least it's not as bad as MILF though...).

But it is a great pattern - love the cables, and you are right, the yarn is just perfect!

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful color! They look yummy!

Denise said...

I'm no yummy mummy either, and think the term rather silly. I agree with Princess Pea, just cos I had a baby doesn't mean I was no longer attractive! Love your mitts, and the color. I bet your mummy was really happy with them ;-)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Sweet ~ your Mummy will love these! One can never have too many fingerless mitts :)

Jennynz said...

They look great! The thumb gusset looks good, I must check out the pattern.