Monday, March 05, 2007

FO - squirrely mittens!

squirrly mittens

FO! An FO with squirrels.

Pattern: Elli's great squirrely mittens (pdf).

Needles: 2mm addi turbo circs, 80cm - magic looping.

Yarn: opal uni (less than half a ball) for the vanilla-coloured MC, and almost a ball of knitpicks essential for the chocolately CC.

Mods: I changed the cuff, with a icord cast on, then a two-colour rib, al la Eunny's Anemoi mittens. My boyfriend thought this made the trees at the bottom look like mushrooms. He even went as far as to suggest they were magic mushrooms and the squirrels were tripping out, not dancing. But I know they are trees, my squirrels are much too well behaved for that.

Notes: I love them, lots and I'm really pleased to have got them done before the weather got too warm. Although, next time I do mittens I'm definately going to use the Anemoi-style increased thumb gusset, because the set-in one stretches the fabric a bit.

10 comments:

Amy said...

Lovely, as usual! I have actually been debating between these and the anemois. I think I'm leaning toward the anemoi mitts because I'm not as inclined to work with "squirrely" colors.

schrodinger said...

They look so cute!

Christy said...

They look great, and keep telling thw squirrels to just say no.

carolyn says said...

those are so cute! and the trees are much too tall to be mushrooms

Pig wot flies said...

Lovely! Squirrelly and sweet.

Stacey said...

so cute!!!!

Cat Bordhi said...

Couldn't find your email so am using this avenue to write. You might find my YA novel, Treasure Forest, relevant to your PhD thesis. Having been a school teacher, I incorporated a lot of science into the novel, such as surface tension experiments, lots of nature lore, and there is also knitting throughout . . . let me know if you're interested and I can send you a copy. My email is cat@catbordhi.com

Kind regards,
Cat

Elizabeth said...

I love the squirrel mittens - but also your new Knitty pattern! Congrats!

Kuka said...

ooh I love these guys!

muebles pozuelo said...

This can't truly have success, I suppose so.