Thursday, January 13, 2005

Warm & warmer

I finished my first pair of mittens! A fun, quick knit--my favorite lately! What kept this interesting was the wonderful yarn...Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies, a wool/mohair blend and lovely to work with.

I used the pattern from Knitting Pretty, dropping two needle sizes as usual to accommodate my loose gauge, and here's the result.



I have a fair amount of yarn left (maybe a third of the skein--60 yards?) and now I'm deciding what small project could be made with the leftovers. I'm pretty sure there's not enough for a hat or scarf, without purchasing another skein...but I hate to waste the yarn that's left.

I'll have to put on my thinking cap on this one--maybe a small felted object...a mini doll-sized sweater...hmmm...any other ideas out there?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or a small felted bag? Felted ear muff covers? Great looking mittens. :)
Sharon (Knitknacks)

Toni said...

They turned out beautifully! How about a headband earwarmer type thing.

Lisa P said...

You could make a cell phone (or other small electronic device) cozy. Or a mini change purse...

Lisa P said...

Oh quick question for you (not knitting related)... how did you get a sidebar on each side of your blog? I've been trying to figure out how to do that too.

Abbey said...

They came out great!! We'll have to wear our matchy mitties out KIPping together! My vote would be to go buy another skein, add them together and make something felted... it would make a beautiful felted bag.

zibibbo said...

OOh I like the headband idea.
What luscious yarn and great job on the mittens!

Martha said...

Love them!! A little coin purse would be great! How does it felt? Also, what shade is the Bullfrog's & butterflies?
Martha