November 29, 2009

Countdown to Christmas!

It's December 1st and I have a new pair of mittens, reminiscent of candy canes, to help celebrate the holiday season.

The pattern is Herringbone Mittens by Elli Stubenrauch (ravelry link here). I used Cascade 220 for mitts that could stand up to some wear and tear. The stranded colourwork means the resulting fabric is double thick so these should be nice and warm.

I have unusually small hands so I downsized the mitts by using 2.75 mm needles for the cuffs and 3.5 mm for the rest. The advantage of having small hands and feet is that it takes less time to knit mitts and socks, and saves on yarn!

I went to the park with my birdhouse ornament to take pictures, and happened upon a tree covered in decorations which I took advantage of for some photos. Thanks to whatever little elf trimmed the tree!

I hope we get some cold, snowy weather soon so I can make proper use of the mitts. Apparently it's going to be a mild winter though :(

Here's hoping for a white Christmas...

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7 comments:

  1. these mittens are adorable...i love them. good luck on my giveaway, thanks for entering and coming to check us out.

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  2. are your hands that small or are those unusually large ornaments?

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  3. Those are really large ornaments, so my hands aren't that small!

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  4. ha ha, well the mitts look fantastic as does the photography!

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  5. Let's hear it for small hands and feet. I love the mitts. They look warm and so pretty. Awesome!
    Shelagh

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  6. I admire your color work, Julia! Gorgeous mitts and I love the photos ;)
    So pretty.

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