Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mittens, Mittens & Prizes







Well, here are some semi decent photos of my "Bird In The Hand Mittens". They are all done and entered into the NaKniMitMo2010 KAL. Today is the last day as you probably know.


The grey/taupe and the turquoise yarns are Scottish Campion that was gifted to me a while ago. I don't think it is made any more. I don't have a lot of it but I have quite a few colors that can be used for more mittens. My gauge was spot on so I used the size 3 needles the pattern called for. If ever I do these again, I will use a size four.



The purple is KnitPicks Palette in eggplant. Looking at this particular photo, the second bird doesn't look like it has a beak but it does. I should have straightened the mitten out better. I'm not so much the photo taker.




These mittens are going to my daughter. She fell in love with them and wants a hat to match.



I don't know why I like the inside of the mittens so much. As you can see, I opted to leave the 'bird' out of the hand. I just didn't care for it.


Blue


Here are final photos of the blue mittens I completed a couple of weeks ago. This set is also going to my daughter.





Lately, she is asking for whatever I have on my needles. So funny !





Prizes, Prizes, Prizes...


Remember that contest I had over a week ago. The winners were Jody and Nik.

The first prize going to Jody is one skein of Malabrigo Lace in Shocking Pink.





Jody is also receiving three skeins of Universal Yarn Ditto sock yarn. I recall the color as Purple Cascade or something like that. I was going to send only two skeins but decided on three because a little bird told me that Jody is known for making a particular scarf out of lots of sock yarn. So... just in case, I sent three.










I have a few colors in this yarn. I should be churning out socks for my son soon.





Second Prize for Nik is two skeins of Knit Picks Shimmer yarn. The color is Fennel.





This is an alpaca/silk blend and it's really, really, really soft !





So to Jody and Nik, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy !!!

14 comments:

Sheila said...

The mittens are beautiful!! Congrats to the Winners.

hakucho said...

Your mittens are wonderful! Very nice handiwork :)

Joansie said...

Mittens look very nice! It's great when a daughter wants what her mom is knitting. My daughter does the same. :>)

Lupie said...

Wow knit picks is making alpaca silk I must check it out.

Lupie said...

I also wanted to comment on those beautiful mitts. You are my fair isle hero!
I also love the hat and mitt set your daughter will love it.

Gale said...

Great work on the mittens Carolyn. Love the colours you chose.

kshotz said...

Luv the mitts! Yummy prizes...I've never heard of that sock yarn before, will have to check into it!

Amybel said...

You sure know how to share the love! Nice mitts...I laugh at how you said they were easy over on Ravelry. I picture myself with a huge tangle in my lap :)

Nik said...

Hey hon,

I got the yarn in the mail the other day. OMG, I love shimmer! I have some in my stash for shawl. Now I can make TWO. Thank you!

del said...

Wow, are those bird mittens gorgeous or what! I can see why your daughter is asking for whatever you're currently knitting.

Camille said...

Nice prizes and the mitts are great !

Beate said...

what a give away:-) and your mittens are fantastic. love the colors..

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lucky daughter! I love my hand-knit mittens - they have kept my hands nice and warm this winter, but the design I used was very easy compared to yours! LOL. Very nice! Cheers! Evelyn

Aut said...

You're so talented! Beautiful work on the mittens.