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Monday, 5 September 2011

Making Monday – mitts for posh paws!

At the start of each week Natalie of The Yarn Yard hosts "Making Monday" and puts together a list of links to lots of busy bloggers' projects. In week one I shared my knitted lace shawl made with some of Natalie's beautiful lace yarn.


I said that I had some yarn left over after finishing the Rock Island shawl – well, here's what I've made, and completing them has luckily coincided with Making Monday 6 . . .



Pretty lace mitts with jewelled edges – the pattern is called Lady of the Woods and it's available on Ravelry.



I can't say they were easy to knit! But I persevered and eventually I got there . . . then because I have two hands and I'm not one to give up, I persevered all over again.



They are very pretty (they don't really go with my printmaker/gardener fingernails, so that's why I've modelled them palm-side up ;-)



And there's still some yarn left over (Natalie – is this magic yarn that never ends?) probably enough to knit another pair of Lady of the Woods mittens . . . but I won't be doing that! I'll use it to make something easier. No, I've a better idea, I'll pop it into my stash box and wait until I find it some friends to knit a multi-coloured lacy something or other.



Now to start a new knitting project (I've slipped hopelessly back into knitaholism) with some cleverly shaded Kauni yarn – something big and easy – I can even manage without my specs!



Celia

x

16 comments:

  1. Absolutly fabulous.. Love them. thanks for the link to the Ravelry site..

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  2. very pretty! needles out--fall must be in the air ;) how grow your chicks?

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  3. These are lovely, so detaield, way beyond my knitting skills!

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  4. Hi Are you curious about me? - hadn't you discovered Ravelry? You can spend hours on there!!!

    Hi Petoskystone - I'm a year round knitter ;-) Chicks are growing up very fast!

    Hi Su - this was almost beyond me - far too much concentration needed for it to be a relaxing evening knit!

    Celia
    x

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  5. oooh I love mitts, I wear them for work in the winter and they are great, love that colour too.

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  6. Celia, those jeweled mitts are delicious. I am going to make a note to self to check out that pattern on Ravelry. I lvoe the idea of finding great ways to use some leftovers from favorite yarns (perhaps originally bought for a sock project.)

    xo

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  7. Very pretty but not sure I'd have the patience!

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  8. Hi UEB - yes I love to wear mitts in the winter :-)

    Hi Frances - lots of ideas on Ravelry - spoilt for choice!

    Hi Gina - this pattern tested my tenacity to the limit. You could do it I'm sure!

    Celia
    x

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  9. Oh wow, these are beautiful! I am in awe of your patience, Celia, very impressed...

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  10. Hi Celia, I found your blog because I'm planning to have hens soon and have recently added lots of hen blogs to my iGoogle homepage for inspiration. But I had no idea you're a knitter! Me too!!!! I want to friend you on Ravelry and follow your knitting projects and favorites.

    "Knit On", as Elizabeth Zimmerman sez, "with confidence and hope,through all crises."

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  11. Hi Penny - I'm please they were small mitts - my patience was tested to the limit!

    Hi CookieG - welcome to PPPs :-)
    Good luck with your henkeeping plans.
    Yes I'm a knitter and knitting occasionally pops up on this blog but I don't 'do' Ravelry, except to browse through the patterns and occasionally download one, I don't have any of my projects on Ravelry.

    Celia
    x

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  12. You made me laugh! I opened up your blog & there were a more perfect, more green, more bejewelled version of what is currently on my hands... (I whisper this very quietly as I feel a bit ashamed as it's only 6th Sept!)
    P.S. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

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  13. Those mitts are fabulous but way beyond my skills. Have you found a good 'big and easy' pattern? I need one for my next project.

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  14. So pretty! I've never knitted anything in my life so I bow to you! I once made some gardening gloves out of tissue paper and pva. Does that count?

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  15. Celia,
    I have a friend who bleats on about 'doing a tension square' every time we discuss knitting. I must tell her about your blog. As soon as she looked at that photo of hand blocked mitts she'd think she'd found a kindred spirit! Lesley

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  16. Oh, these are so pretty. Might just have to go and queue them on Ravelry...

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