"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Color me happy!

I am so happy that these little mittens came out so cute! 
They scream old fashioned winter time fun to me!  They are my second attempt at knitting a pair that would fit BG this year.   The pattern is felted kid-mitts by TECHKnitter.  Rav link.  The orange ones were knit according to the pattern, size M.  The greenish ones are size S, with the elimination of the rolled cuff.   Yarn was cascade superwash for the cuff and cascade 220 for the mitt.
The orange ones were my first attmept, and I purposfully made them bigger rather than smaller.  There's always next year.  I also experimented with the felting process, as I am not that experienced.  I managed to get some of those "permanent" creases that they talk about in the orange pair.  I avoided the final spin cycle with the green pair, eliminating those creases.   I am just sure the orange ones will fit - eventually, so not to worry.

He picked out the yarn color for the green pair, and I think he will be just delighted with them!  I bought him a new winter coat that arrived yesterday.  It's charcoal grey so these should look very nice.  It's the cutest down jacket ever!  Tons of pockets, and even little "snow cuffs" that are kind of like attached fingerless gloves that keep the snow out.  He Loves pockets and seems totally infatuated with the new coat.  He loves to show off new things at his preschool.  He's a hoot! 

Speaking of showing off new things.....
I forgot to share these new project bags with you.  I found them in a little shop in the "Old Town" section of Albequeque. 

Each was only $10, and I just love them.  They are perfect size, have a nice little pocket (deep) inside, and I love the pattern and colors.  And, the memories they bring back of our trip is just an added bonus!



5 comments:

Monika said...

The mittens are very cute, and I love the bags! Nice pattern.

Dorothy said...

Cute mittens - I hope BG will love the pair to go with his new coat. The bags are too cute - you can never have too many bags!

Bg mom said...

Cute! I ordered him the black bib snow pants and snow boots in grey to match his coat. Hopefully they'll be here next week!

Artseycrafts said...

BG has good taste in selecting colors for his mitens. They are very cute and also look warm.

I also love your new project bags.

Judy S. said...

Cute mittens and bags, Kathy! Don't you just love ABQ's Old Town? BTW did you see that there's a new Advent shawl KAL? I'm still working on last years.....