Saturday, August 30, 2008

My First Mitten

I decided yesterday that I needed to broaden my knitting skills...so I went to my saved emails and found a site that had come recommended by my friend and Sister Marianne some time ago when I flirted with the idea of doing mittens.
This being a test set..I used some left over yarn from a scarf and made them small enough for a child..so I'd have sufficient yardage...I was anxious to move along on this because I can't stand having something hanging over my head..as I progressed..I felt when I got to the thumb..I'd be screaming for help..and I probably should have but I walked through it..perhaps not specifically as the pattern called for..but it pleased me for a first...I've cast on and completed the cuff for her partner...maybe I have a new love...since the sock mojo is missing out west some place...and I must say..I've thoroughly enjoyed this new knit...NOW..I can use some of the pretty yarn that has been designated for gloves/mitts...
Happy Labor Day and be safe!!

9 comments:

Marianne said...

YAY!!! a Mitten! It looks fabulous! and I'm tellin' you, mittens can be quite addictive! Don't say I didn't warn you :^)
Happy Labour Day to you!
XOX

Nikki said...

Very Nice!!! Is your thumb reverse stockinette?? it's cute!

Dianne said...

lol Nikki..my thumb is..just a thumb..that's where I drew a huge blank and winged it!

becky said...

Great looking Mitten! Mitten Mojo alert! I know what you will be doing for a while now!

Dana said...

It's adorable Dianne! You did a great job. :) Can't wait to see it in person.

Dianne said...

Marianne said it was addictive..I think she's correct. I finished the mate and yesterday I did another larger one and left the thumb undone for help from a 'thumb person'..Hopefully I will get the mate to the new one cast on and it's great to use up those tidbits of yarn left from blankets done last year for various projects.

Julie said...

That's a nice looking mitten!

Marianne's right - mittens definitely are addicting.

Dianne said...

Thanks Becky and Julie:))
And a definite alert for the Mitten Mojo..I think I'm 'Smitten with Mittens'..

Anonymous said...

I saw them in person, and they are awesome!

Lara