Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Manly Mittens

Instead of a hat this year, one nephew requested mittens.
Lime green and black.

Hmmmm...lime green is not easy to find. I found "leaf green" which looked like a wearable lime to me!!

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I am using patons classic merino. It is a good basic yarn...not too expensive incase a mitt gets lost or ends up in the wash (this stuff felts!)! I think I will go get some more of this yarn...it is one sale this week 50% off at Michaels craft store. This manly mittens pattern is quite easy to knit. You could really make a mitt in a night...it took me a couple nights to complete one.

19 comments:

May said...

I didn't see it as 50% off at Michaels. I got some of it at 30% off....

I love the green.

E to the M said...

Nice color combo. I might have to add this pattern to my holiday knitting plans.

Elisabeth said...

I used that yarn on a plain vest I made for my dad and it suited him just perfectly. He loves it. I think the color was called Tree Bark. It is a nice grayish, brownish, green color that isn't totally solid, so even though he requested that I make him a totally unfancy vest it still looks quite nice and as though there is a little texture to it. (He had a vest that was gray and black and it was too vibrant for him--such a crazy guy)

loribird said...

Ooo, I love me some Patons Kroy! The mittens are looking great.

Knittypants said...

Nice mittens, I may have to make my way over to Micheals.

Anonymous said...

HE IS GOING TO LOVE THEM... CAN I SHOW HIM THE PHOTO OR WILL THEY HAVE TO BE A SURPRISE? I HATE TO SEND THEM TO SCHOOL THEY MAY NOT COME HOME!!

CK

Marie said...

Awesome mitts--this is the first time I've seen something that makes we want to learn to knit intarsia -- how difficult is this to do??

the RED HOT behind the Slipper Girl: said...

I don't know if it's just me, but I can't see any of your picures anymore! It says "upgrade to pro"

Just an FYI

Anonymous said...

I can't see any of you pictures either :(

JenBrenneman said...

I love mittens. I just finished up some pirate mittens for my son. Yours are beautiful. I love that your family appreciates your craft so much that they make requests at christmas time.

Dorothy said...

Lime Koolaid makes white Paton's Classic a nice lime colour if you are up for fun with dyeing.

Those are nice mitts.

Mary said...

I can't see your photos anymore either. Neither can my sister. Bummer.

Anonymous said...

I'v always loved your photos--they've led me to projects I might never have chosen. But I can't see them anymore. I think it might be beacuse you changed to "photobucket," which could be incompatable with some browsers (?). I see others have the same problem. I sure would like to be able to see them again....

Johanne said...

Afraid I have the same problem of some of the others. I can't see your last image. I'm getting 'upgrade to pro', too

Roxanne said...

Hey, where did your pictures go?

Anonymous said...

I can't see your pictures. That makes me sad!

Marie--NJ said...

I can't see your pics anymore....a sad, sad day. I need my frequent dose of your projects, info and those fab pictures.

gail said...

Great mittens!! Lucky manly man who will be the recipient.

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