Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This is the project that got me back in the knitting groove - I took all the great advice you suggested (thank you!) and found something for ME, something small and pretty easy, something instant gratification, something in a yarn I've been wanting to try, and a pattern I couldn't wait to start.
Bella's Mittens from SubliminalRabbit.
Made in Shepherd Lambswool Felted 12ply (nice to work with but not as soft as I was hoping ( I could tell it was lambswool and not merino) and probably not 'sweater-worthy' given it made my stocking stitch look pretty awful but perfectly warm and hard wearing for winter mittens).
Excuse the camera cord on the right there - Miss 7 doing the photography again
I love the length of these. They are so warm and cozy and are going to be perfect for the cold weather that we've been having of late. Cold weather also brings winter ills and my little ones have been really sick this week - sleepless nights and emergency trips to the A&E department - it hasn't be fun. A perfect little knitting project was just the thing for days spent on the couch with 2 sick and clingy ones. Once they get better and we start doing the morning walk to school again these mittens are going to get a tonne of wear!
Andrea at AtHomeMommyKnits made some of these too - hers are a gorgeous green. In fact quite a few Ravelers have made these, and it's really no surprise - it's a great pattern. I think these will be one of my most favourite FO's - I love the length, the fit, the warmth, the cable, everything really!
The other drawcard for this pattern is the Twilight connection (yeah, I'm still not *over it*). If you haven't seen it, Bella wears mittens like this in the movie - hence the name "Bella's Mittens" ....So with that in mind I couldn't resist a cheesy Twilight FO photo too....
the cover of the book is a couple of posts down the page if you don't get it ;)
Posted by sweetp at 11:59 PM