Monday, February 16, 2009

The Stranded Mittens Strike Again

I decided that since I got a new red coat this winter and I knit Porom in white then I needed new mittens to match. I chose the Anatolian Mittens from the book Folk Mittens that I knit in KnitPicks Telemark. I have to say that I love the way they came out and they are one of the favorite things that I have knit to date. Check out how I actually managed to keep the pattern continuity on the thumb. I am quite impressed with myself.

Of course as I was working on the thumbs this past week we had a warm spell that drove the temps into the 50s. These are amazingly warm mittens the stranding makes them doubly thick and I thought for a moment that they would have to wait until next year to be worn. But this is Boston and winter won't really be over for quite a while and the mittens have already been out for a spin.

Anatolian Mittens Front

Anatolian Mittens Back

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Knit Socks!!!

At this moment, some of my friends are doing happy dances at the thought that I may have finally broken my long-standing well, stand against knitting socks. But aha! I don't think these really count. But now we no longer have to worry about Soggy's feet getting chilly and him catching a cold.

Soggy in Socks

And now for a gratuitous adorable niece shot.