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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Two of a Kind

Look for part 2 of "The Design Process" soon, but in the meantime.......

We have 2 finished Anemoi mittens!

anemoi mittens

Pattern: Anemoi mittens by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Fortissima Socka 1 ball Olive and 1 ball Cream
Needles: Size 0 and 1 dpns
Started: Jan 26th
Finished: Feb 19th

Pattern Notes: I just LOVE these mittens! Unfortunately I finished them just in time for the weather to warm up a bit! It was almost 50 degrees today! I'd hate to even say this, but......I hope we have a few more chilly days so I can wear them! The pattern was pretty straight forward, but I still don't know how Eunny managed to turn the mittens inside out with 2 dpns sticking out of the top to do the 3 needle bind off! The first time was all cursing, the second time I was smart enough to put the stitches on waste yarn. The first time was also done at 2am - not so smart.

And why did my mittens take me so long? That is thanks to the pink thing they are sitting on, and I don't want to talk about it! Let's just say that the pink thing used to be a brown maternity sweater.....in a way. And no, I haven't found a magic way to turn dark brown yarn into pink either.

anemoi front & back

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Lovely!! Aren't they the best mittens. I love mine so much, I may just have to make another pair. I used 2 circs for mine, so it was a little easier pulling the mitten inside out to do the 3 needle bind-off...

schrodinger said...

Congrats! They look wonderful.

Jessica said...

Ooh, they are so pretty! I just finished mine 2 nights ago, too--and I wore them anyway, even though it was warm today. We're going to have to do a group photo soon. :)

Connie said...

Hmmmm brown into pink, eh? Can't wait until you can reveal the story on that one. At any rate, it looks like it's blocking and almost done, so congrats :)

And I'm looking forward to part 2 of the design posts.

This transplanted Californian is quite liking the warm spell ;)

gleek said...

:) the battle of brown!!

the anemoi mittens look fantastic! it's still a beautiful pattern no matter how many times i see it knit up.

sulu-design said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! I don't think I've ssen you working on them - long time no see at the knitting group. Hope to see you and your current projects soon.

seedless grape said...

Beautiful mittens! Like Gleek said, it's a lovely pattern that always looks fabulous. I like the colors you choose!

Anushka said...

They are so cute! I really like the colours, and might just be convinced to make a pair yet....

MeBeth said...

The mittens look great! I have the same problem with making not-so-great knitting decisions on the wee hours!

Moni said...

I *love* them! You have inspired me to buy the pattern and I'm tempted to cast on tonight! I need a break from the Sunrise Circle Jacket and the Summer tweed. ugh.

Christy said...

Gorgeous. May you have plenty of opportunity to wear them to keep your fingers toasty. I'm still waiting for it to get cold hear again so that I can wear mine.

Karin said...

They are wonderful! I so admire knitters who have the patience for colourwork. I have been tempted - briefly - by the "endpaper mitts", but not started yet :).

Colette said...

They are beautiful Melissa, Brown to Pink hmmm - is it bulky wht?

Kelly said...

oooh, pretty mittens. I hear you on the warm spell, but it's only February. You'll have plenty of time to wear them, I'm afraid.