Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Folks, I Think We Have A Winner!

I have really been struggling with my mitten pattern choice. What I want to make either isn't available as a download, won't work with the yarn I've spun, gets some "complicated" reviews... I had dreams nightmares last night about Norwegian mittens!

I finally found this pattern, read the reviews, looked at other people's project notes, color choices/examples... Okay. I downloaded the pattern and while it was printing on my beloved, but temperamental old printer that cannot be replaced (if I had to pick one word to describe me it would be Obsolete) I was perusing the designer's website and look!!!



Does that Zig Zag cowl look familiar???



So I find exactly the amount of spare roving I need to make my yarn yardage, I find a pattern that will work with my not perfect handspun and it's from a designer I've successfully knit with in the past?

Let the Mitten Knittin' begin!

By the way, the pattern I picked is End of May Mittens, the gold and maroon pair on the top row. And honestly, the "stress" of picking patterns and yarn is part of the fun. Really. Go pick a pattern, any pattern and join us.

10 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Nice pick.

YarnKettle said...

Yes, let the mitten knittin' begin! I wound my yarn last night and played with the roving for the thrums. It was pretty cool since I've never had roving before.
Happy knitting!

Terry and Linda said...

That photo would make a great photo for the calendar!!!


Linda
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Kim said...

Love that you are knitting with the sheep! And that you have "stuff" on your boots!

Anonymous said...

My pattern is Let It Snow Mittens (crochet) from Ravelry also.


Jean - MN

Alice said...

Good karma from that mitten pick. I think Crazy Esther sent that to you from above.

farmlady said...

Knittin' some mittens and talking to the sheep on a sunny winter day.
That's a great photo.
Glad you found a good pattern. Be sure to post the finished mittens.
Have fun...

Nancy K. said...

I want mittens with that HAT design...

;-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

I like the Let It Snow mittens. Good to see some crochet!

Added Mandy Powers link to blog. Great patterns!

Gayle said...

I used to say I was a knitter. Now I look at what you can do and realize that I am not. Mittens are definitely beyond my abilities.

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