3.28.2007

Felted mittens finished


Specifics:
Pattern: I did some research on construction using the library and internet, and then I made a pattern based on what I learned. Felted Knits was a good source of information on how to knit cuffs from the felted hand portion. I later learned from TECHkntting that there is an easier way to approach this. I made the cuffs long enough so that they could be worn long up the sleeve or folded down. Twisted Knitster asked how I came up with the flower design. After pondering the design for a few days, I did it free hand taking cues from what felt peaceful and pleasing, not forced.
Yarn: Lambs Pride for the hand, Mountain Colors for the cuff, and tapestry wool for the embellishment.

This came close to what I saw in my imagination and I am happy with them. They fit me perfectly. It is like having a piece of the creative part of me come out where I can see and touch it. It was a grand adventure.

5 Comments:

At 3/28/2007 , Blogger Nanette said...

I love the mittens, especially the embroidery. I'm trying to do more embroidery on my knitting in my continuing efforts to add more colors! :)

 
At 3/28/2007 , Blogger --TECHknitter said...

You did a great job, regardless of how you made the cuffs! The mittens are lovely.

 
At 3/28/2007 , Blogger Debi said...

These mittens are absolutely lovely! Well done!

 
At 3/29/2007 , Blogger MollyKnits said...

Awsome mitts! isn't it fun to create a pattern on your own?

 
At 3/29/2007 , Blogger Jerry said...

First of all I'm honored to even be mentioned on your blog. Those mittens are a real treasure! You really do have a piece of your creativity with you where ever you wear them. The cuffs look functional yet stylish and it turned out to be a thought provoking project that also added to your very impressive knowledge base and skill set.

 

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