rennes

1.12.2011

more mittens, more knitting





I just finished knitting this pair of mittens for my Mom. I used two skeins of noro silk garden (a really nice yarn to knit with). Every time I knit something with noro I always get really excited when the color of the yarn changes , it's like a surprise and you never know what's going to happen! Speaking of knitting (again) I got this awesome book for Christmas...after dropping a hint or two...



There are so many amazing patterns in it, and I've been wanting a way to start practicing my double stranded knitting/fair isle so this seems like a great way to start, though I have to say I'm a bit intimidated...





These are my favorite - just look at that heel! Uh-Amazing-ness!!



These are pretty sweet too. If I was going to just do one thing for the rest of my life I would just knit socks like these, that and drink Burdicks hot chocolate....will someone start a sock/mitten business with me???

14 comments:

meghan said...

I know how you feel about being intimidated! I just learned how to use double pointed needles so to make a pair of socks or mittens at all is impressive to me! They look lovely. I love the variegated yarn, can't wait to see what else you make!

anneemall said...

Wow, they're gorgeous!

emily scoggin said...

the mittens you made are lovely. i have made a few pairs, but i hsven't found a pattern i love. where did you find your pattern?

Chaucee said...

the socks in the book are stunning! the patterns and colors are so beautiful.

julia said...

the mitten pattern is from a book called "knitting pretty" which has a lot of nice very simple knits. i've made the mittens and a sweater from it and it's easy to follow, though i did change the decreasing in the mitten pattern.

EvaForeva said...

Oh! The last pair is dreamy! Must take forever to make. Your mittens are insane! I am now knitting mine the same way you do. That's to you I now knit them "the right way".

Ruth said...

I love fun socks! Its so cool you can make them on your own!

abby said...

so much knitting happening lately and I am getting more and more excited to learn more techniques. (If you haven't yet today, you might want to visit jenny of wiksten made's blog). All of these socks look amazing, as do your mittens!

quiettown said...

how funny. today I decided to start my knitting which I stopped 3 weeks ago due to the holiday rush. and today I bought a mitten book to start my very first mitten!

jennifer said...

they are SO darn pretty!

jenny gordy said...

those mittens are awesome!! i've been wanting to try some of that yarn.

Laura said...

oh MAN. noro is so pretty. i love these mittens so bad.

katie f said...

i just started knitting socks, im almost done my first one and might i say, you are very brave for trying patterns like those ones! im having a hard enough time with a solid colour!

Lotte Janssens said...

very lovely