Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter wonder wear

I finished my mittens!

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I'm incredibly happy with how they came out, I wore them to knit night with me on Monday, and everybody commented on them. I had a problem with my last pair in that the wind was always blowing up my sleeves, and there was always a gap, so I made these extra long to stop that.

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I had plenty of teal (and purple) yarn left over so I decided to make a matching tam (because I'm obsessed with tams and berets)



This is Tam C from knitty.com

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it fits perfectly and I love the way it looks. I had a little trouble with the decreases on the top, for some reason they came out a bit loose and you can see the stranding behind them, this would bother me more if it weren't for the fact that it makes the top look amazingly snowflake like.

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and just to keep myself busy the other day I decided to make a mug cozy:

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The pattern is from the holiday gifts 2007 issue of interweave knits. It was incredibly quick, and very easy to modify to fit my mug. And it really works too; my tea does stay warm longer with it on.

This will probably be my last post until after Christmas, I hope everybody has an awesome holiday!

6 comments:

KnitNana said...

I love love love the snowflake effect! And the mittens are darling.
Merry Christmas!
(((hugs)))

Jenny M said...

I've been eyeing that mug cozy. I have two plans for s ome old scraps - a pair of the boot toppers and the mug cozies. All our mugs are different sizes, s o I could do a lot. Do you think I should stick with wool, or do you think some acrylics would be ok for those?

LOVE YOUR MITTENS! I've started two-color knitting now. I feel like I jumped in a bit too far for my first project going with four colors, and I'm stepping back into two colors items, and I want to do mittens :-)

Anyway, PRETTY PRETTY P RETTY!

Abigail said...

knitnana - thanks!

jenny - I would go with wool, it has more insulating properties, and acrylic is essentially plastic which means if it gets too hot, it will melt (I don't know if tea water is hot enough, but I would rather not risk it)
mittens and hats are the best ways to practice color work, I hope you have fun!

trek said...

Very pretty and does look snowflake-ish!

riki-kiki-taco said...

Heehee I would hate the mug cozy, only 'cause that's more time for me to burn my greedy, impatient tongue!!

Knitnerd said...

Very very pretty mittens and tam.
Btw, I designed to make the top look like snowfake lol. you got my idea.

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