onsdag 28 december 2011

Secret Projects (and Not So Secret)

A lot of the time this autumn I have been working on secret projects. New hats and mittens.
I´m not sure what will become of them, but time will tell.

But here is some stuff that is not so secret. A new pair of mittens made with yarn remnants.
When it comes to colour I always find the more the merrier.

I have loved knitting these mittens. What I don´t love quite as much is weaving in all the ends.

This mitten is nowhere near being finished. I haven´t even started on the next one.
And needless to say both mittens still need thumbs.

As long as the yarn is roughly the same thickness and of the same yardage it works rather well together.
And you don´t need to have a lot of yarn left, just a couple of yards/meters.

I made these mittens as part of a project for the group Stick-Salongen that I belong to. There are eleven of us and we meet once a month to knit and talk. Yes, the Nerd Level* of our conversations is pretty high and would probably bore others to tears. But some of the things we knit are quite interesting.

(*Nerd Level is a way of quantifying nerdiness, measured in social outcast tiers)

Last Christmas I (very nobly) gave my Karin Kurbits mittens away, so I´m now working on a new pair.

So now the pile of mittens that need thumbs is now growing rapidly next to me in the sofa. For next Christmas I´m going to ask Santa for a thumb-knitting machine.

11 kommentarer:

  1. That is a shocking number of ends to weave in! But the mittens will be so spectacular! When in the right mood, and with a good movie or audiobook, I find weaving in ends sort of soothing. The right mood doesn't come all that often, however.

  2. I love your beautiful colorful mittens. But where I live, in Israel, it never gets cold enough for mittens (thank G-d, since I belive that snow is a spectator sport). What I am thinking through - they would make wonderful socks! The stone floors here are cold! What do you think? Is mitten to sock conversion possible?

  3. Such beautiful mittens!!! I especially like the leftover pair, though I am a bit daunted by the number of threads you have to sew in ;)

  4. Love those mittens. That many ends are intimidating - but it's something I could do while sitting and talking with friends and family, so it just might be worth it. But I really should make the Karin Kurbits since I bought the pattern last year.

  5. Alldeles underbara färger! Fint! :D

  6. Apropå vantarna, går de lika bra att sticka med rundstickor? Strumpstickor och jag går inte ihop....

  7. Ursnygga vantar! Som vanligt ;-)

  8. Jag skulle behöva komma i kontakt med dig Johanne ang ett mönster - Se ullfrojd.blogspot.com för kontaktuppgifter.

    MVH Inger

  9. Vilka underbara vantar, trots alla trådarna:)Jättefina!

  10. Vantarna är jättehärliga! Blir så sugen på att sticka något liknande. Fästa trådar tror jag är karaktärsdanande. Hälsningar Sara

  11. Fantastiskt vackra vantar!