Friday, November 14, 2008

Pickle Mittens

So obviously I've been spending way too much time on Ravelry. LYS means local yarn shop. Which in my case is 6 blocks from my house. I ventured in there a while back and actually controlled myself. I bought two skeins of yarn - the aqua from yesterday and this amazing green which is an organic cotton also by Blue Sky Alpacas. I used pretty much every last inch of the green (called Pickle!) to create these mittens.
Even with Ravelry and all the amazing wonders it contains, I couldn't find a mitten pattern that I liked. Everything looked so big and puffy. I was looking for extra long (of course) and slim and sleek. So, with what I learned on Fetching, I forged ahead on my own.
This teeny little pile of scraps is what I had left. I refuse to buy more yarn just to knit a thumb!! I actually ended up taking an inch off the bottom of each mitten to make this work. Ridiculous I know.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

I totally know what you're talking about with Ravelry... I think my favorites list is getting a little out of control...

These mittens are awesome!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

Love the mittens!

amandajean said...

these mittens are fantastic! I love that the color is called pickle. :)

i am very mary said...

May I commission a pair of those mittens for myself? In super-soft black? And I'm allergic to wool. Let me know! No rush! It's not snowing here yet;)

Rachel said...

They are awesome Roxy! Mittens are what I would love for you to teach me to knit next. Then I can have mittens to match all the scarves I've been knitting!!!

beki said...

I love that color! They look so soft :)

Katherine said...

Great looking mittens!

Amy Jo said...

I'm just getting caught up after vacation....

I love these!! And love that they are called Pickle!! Good job - I really like the idea of longer mittens. Keep the wrists from getting so cold!