Sunday, January 20, 2008

I am in love with my knitting again!

You know when you are knitting one of "those" projects. The one that keeps you up past midnight when you have to get up at 6:30a.m.?? You keep looking at the clock...and figure just a few more rows...
I am working on one of those projects.

I'm excited because it is turning out just as I wanted....I am using one of my favourite yarns...and I am using me brains to make up the pattern!

Here is the first Picot Edge Mitten



What do you think? (please ignore the box of canned tomatoes in the background...I didn't realize they were in the shot...and you have no idea how hard it is to take a photo with two children running around you...screaming...throwing a fit about some buildabear hat...the crying...oh the crying...or maybe you do know.)



I really like the garter stitch edging. It just hugs the wrist...just like I wanted it to! The pattern is simple and the outcome is beautiful. What more could you want...besides the other mitten...and maybe a copy of the pattern!?

18 comments:

DPUTiger said...

Cool! Totally inspires me to bust out my Harmony Guides that I got for xmas and doodle up some mitts for myself! After I finish the second sock of the pair I'm working on. And another few things from the UFO pile that just need seaming ..... ::sigh:: I need more hours in the day!

Anonymous said...

That mitten is absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen a cuff comprised of garter stitch, and I just love it -- the pattern on the body of the mitten is great, too. Thanks for sharing a pic.

sparkli said...

it's so pretty! and i would have never realized it was a garter stitch ribbing if you hadnt said so! v. pretty!

hope said...

Absolutely beautiful. Are you going to share the pattern?

Skylark said...

Yes, please share the pattern. Just delightful!

Annika said...

I love it! I would totally make a pair if I had the pattern.

Nell said...

Great pattern! My friend just asked for mittens so I'd love the pattern!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty!

Jodi said...

Cute mittens! I love all the texture.

Luni said...

Be proud of yourself, it's very nice looking! Is there an edging along the side of the garter cuff, or does it just look like there is?

Aimee said...

Those are lovely mittens. The stitch pattern is really great. Did you come up with it yourself or get it from a dictionary? They look like they fit wonderfully too! My frosty fingers hope you write up a pattern!

Brenda in Toronto said...

beauty!

Queen of the froggers said...

Well they are great! I like the pattern.

heidi said...

it's very pretty, and very gansey! beutiful!

Paty said...

This is REAAALLLY nice... congrats!

Ariel said...

Love the pattern and the color. I didn't realize it was a garter stitch cuff, great idea!!

Marie said...

about the kids: girlfriend, I DO know...cool mitts anyway and you can't even see the box in the background. my kids are now 14.5 and 13, and I wish I would have had some knitting for some sanity when they were little....oh I remember the screaming...mine, not theirs (LOL, only kidding). Now its the bicker, bicker, bickering that goes on until I get my stomache in a knot...then it stops.

Wishful Knitting said...

Hooray- they look lovely. What a wonderful pattern, I will have to give it a try!