27 December 2008

Finally....

Well now that the big day has come and gone, I can finally show you the mittens I made for my daughter. She requested them, and I of course replied "Sure, I'll put that on my list!" They've been done for weeks, and hidden very well. I think I actually surprised her.

I think if I ever make these again, I will use a little heavier yarn. I found them a little narrow for the average hand, but my daughter's hands are quite slim, so they're okay. I'd also make a longer cuff. But all in all they were a lot of fun to knit.
Pattern: Cat Mittens by Jorid Linvik
Needles: 2.75mm
Yarn: Regia Sock (black), Marion's Sock Yarn (pink) 1 skein of each
As you can see Mr. Tibbs thinks they're modeled after him. He can't keep his nose out of anything.

This also inspired me to buy this book. Oh am I gonna' have a lot of fun with this one. (As soon as I find some more time. I'll have to add that to my list!)
I'll post my knitterly gifts I recieved for Christmas later, as soon as I take some pictures, but right now I'm back to working on the Winter coat for Leslie (I'm actually making some progress), and I have a new project to start from Julie.

5 comments:

sue said...

Gorgeous mittens. I am sure your daughter will wear those a lot too.

Jeanne said...

Wow - those are gorgeous!

Angelika said...

Those mittens are great. I'm glad she was surprised since I knew for sure she would love them. I have the selbu book on my list too, but didn't get it yet. Have to wait for the next sale, I guess. (Man, I really need to update my blog...)

Julie said...

The mittens are great. Glad you could surprise Valerie.

Alisha said...

Love those mitts!