Sunday, November 23, 2014

knitting the mitts





I bought a book last March called "I Taught Myself How to Knit". I bought two skeins of yarn. I followed the instructions in the book, made some crazy looking things, and ripped out project after project. I even threw the yarn across the room.
But I stuck with it.
And I knit a pair of mitts!!

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  1. Guffaw! I particularly love the bit about throwing it across the room. And you still have a lovely pair of mitts, and the jexperience to bolster you.
    xx

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  2. Ahem...experience...not sure where the "j" came from.

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  3. from someone who has knitted MANY pair of fingerless mitts, i must say you executed them PERFECTLY.

    i want that pattern! looks simpler than the pattern i have memorized and used many times.

    x

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    1. Coming from an expert knitter like yourself, that is quite a compliment!! Thank you! It was actually a very basic pattern....here is the link.

      http://www.marthastewart.com/907175/fingerless-mittens

      I've already started another pair for my sister in an awesome purple variegated yard. I am loving knitting!!
      xx

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  4. Those look incredibly cozy! I've never knit a stitch in my life, and have in the past decided that knitting is best left to others. But for some reason I had a little tiny spark of inspiration to take it up this year. You throwing the yarn across the room sounds a lot like me, so maybe if your results are this beautiful, I can do it too! :D

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    1. Heck, yes! You can do it! Now that I am actually knitting wearable items, I love it!! Plus, my dogs loved it when I threw the ball of yarn across the living room! ;)

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  5. The title of that book, I'm dying of laughter!!
    But, your mitts are nothing to laugh about! Astounding!
    Even that thumb! Well done.
    I love that they go past your wrist. Up the arm. Super cute, Jules.
    And perfect for clawing around in the pot shard dirt or picking up feathers!!

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    1. I admit I felt a little funny, (nerdy), buying a book with a title like that, but it did get me started! I'm not afraid of thumbs anymore! I can actually wear something I made myself! And yes, they do work well for picking up the occasional potshard and feather. ;)

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  6. Beautiful!!! Wear them in good health!! xo

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  7. Gosh there might be some hope for me yet. :)
    Agree with the others, the mitts are beautiful. Have they joined you in any Winter adventures?

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    1. Thanks, Chrisy, and if I can do it, you can do it! Knitting is like meditation for me. I've already knit four pair of mitts! And yes, this pair has been on a few adventures and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves too! ;)

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