Monday, November 28, 2005

Mitten Progress

Thanksgiving weekend was full of knitting time. The recipient of these mittens knows that I am making them for her, and she knows what the general color and pattern scheme are, but she doesn't know exactly what they look like or when she is going to get them. So, because I spent the weekend with her, I focused on making the mitten liners. The outer mittens are made of Shetland wool that some people find to be a bit scratchy. To make the mittens less scratchy and much warmer, the lining is made out of some leftover alpaca from a sweater I made myself last year. Here's what I have so far:

Just 4 thumbs, four cuffs, and a bit of the second liner left to go.

It's a good thing that these are getting close to being finished. They will be gifted on December 18th.


At 3:41 PM, Anonymous June said...

Mmm, alpaca is so yummy and warm. These are going to be fantastic mittens.

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous grumperina said...

Such a great idea to line the mittens! Double warmth, and soft on the inside :).

At 6:35 PM, Blogger Jofrog said...

Wow, that's love! Two pairs of mittens in knitting terms. What a great and practical idea. I'm sure she'll flip over them!

At 6:19 AM, Anonymous diana said...

Emily, those mittens are gorgeous!

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

The mittens looks beautiful. Great idea about the linings. What's the best way to attach them?


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