Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mittens for December and some socks too

It snowed here in Kansas last week and the kids were low on mittens. Since I haven't knitted them before I'd thought I'd give it try.

I used the House Mittens pattern from Charmed Knits.
US/3.75mm - 32" cable needle for magic loop
Harisville New England ww wool

Mittens for Corbin

These are for my son and he loves them which just tickles me. He keeps saying how excited he is to have them and how he wants to show them off. It's quite an easy pattern and I'm working on another pair for dear daughter. I want to make more to have on hand when the next snow comes.

About a week ago I finished off these socks. The main first for these is the color toes and heel and the fancier stitch pattern.

Twist sock pattern from Hello Yarn
cuff down/heel flap
ww cascade 220 heathers in purple and green from my stash
US4/3.5mm 32" cable needles for magic loop

Twist socks

These are for me and they keep my feet toasty! The only thing I wish I had done differently is make the entire toe part out of green. I like this pattern it's easy to get the rhythm of it. I'm sure to make more. I still have some sweater yarn and other worsted yarn.

Tonight I skeined up some singles from my first forays into spinning. So in January I plan to dye these then knit up a hat or maybe some fingerless gloves.


Hobbygåsa said...

Great sokcks and great mittens! Congrats on your "D"!

Kristina B said...

The socks look fab!! And I happen to like the use of colour... :-)

Steph said...

You've been a busy girl! I really like your mittens......even more than mine. =)

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Anonymous said...

I love your mittens. I am a mitten knitter, having knitten only one. Can't wait to see something made from the handspun.

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Jaye said...

Samantha - the mittens are fantastic and I really love the colours you used in the socks - they are perfect!