Sunday, December 07, 2008

Mitered Mitts!

As promised....here's a little glimpse of my mitered mitts!I have the second mitten almost to the point where I stop the increases and just work my way down to the end. I haven't done the thumb yet...and I gotta tell ya, I'm a wee bit nervous about it.These are a gift for my secret sister, and the secret sister reveal party is tomorrow night! EEK!
I hope I get them done.
I really love this pattern, I think I will end up making it again (maybe even for me). I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, but almost elegant looking mitten. The girls at work are all quite impressed and "elegant" was their way of describing them. So, hopefully I'm able to do this afterthought thumb and not ruin them :-)

Oh, yes, that is a knitpicks harmony wood interchangeable needle I'm using for magic loop. It's the only one I have. I actually bought the tips and cable to use for Harolds sweater..hehehe...poor chilly Harold.

I LOVE these needles, they feel nice like bamboo, but they're a little bit "faster" because they're so smooth. The points are perfect for me, long and tapered, and sharp...but blunt at the very very tip so I don't end up with a sore finger from pushing the needles (subconscious habit I'm trying to break). Oh, and the price is right, considering each of my bamboo circulars is $13 and I have some in 2 different lengths. I could have the whole set of harmony wood needles for $69 ...US funds...ugggg...which totally sucks right now when buying anything in US funds...the Canadian dollar is soooooooo low, but still they're worth it!

OK I'd better go knit!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'd call them elegant too. I bet your done with them by now. I put off doing the thumbs on my pair for way too long. It wasn't as fiddley as I thought it would be. After 2 rounds it's like nothing.

Hmm, maybe I should do my shopping in Canada. Online of course.

cinnamongirl93 said...

The mittens are coming right along. I know you will finish on time. Nice job!
I'm glad to hear that you have a good review on the knit picks needles. That's what's on my Christmas list this year,

Wool Winder said...

You are so close to finished, I'm sure you'll get them done in time. I don't think you'll have trouble with the thumb. What a beautiful gift to give your secret sister! I think she will be thrilled that you took the time to knit for her.

Trish said...

Hi Debbie - you won the skein of yarn from my contest - send me a PM on ravelry with your address and I will get it out to you right away. My ravelry id is: TangledArts. congrats!