February and March are the Project Spectrum Fire months. I wish that the Fire theme could help heat up the freezing cold temps, but alas - I had to take matters into my own hands:
I knit these awesome mittens to help warm my freezing fingers. And let me tell ya - they are warm!
The pattern is the "Bird in Hand Mitts" by Kate Gilbert and the pattern is truly a work of art. I love how the leaves and flowers unfold as you knit. And who doesn't love the little bird that peeks out from the thumb. The yarn is Berrocco's Peruvia . It's a soft single ply yarn that reminds me a bit of Malabrigo. Very soft and fuzzy and very warm! I have only knit one of them so far - and I do plan to knit the second - but it may be a bit before I start. I tend to get easily distracted by other things like....
I made up a little wristlet pattern. I made three so far and they are so fast and easy - that I see myself makeing a bunch more. I recently bought some fabric "Javajem" labels here and these are my first finished objects that got to try them out.
I got the idea for these little wristlets after making this makeup bag for my mom. She requested a new makeup bag that she could smoosh in her suitcase and yet be large enough to hold her hairbrushes and makeup. So I came up with this:
I added a little zipper pull and tried out one of my new "special" stitches on the fabric zipper fob.
I also had made this bag to hold all my WW books:
It's just a simple zipper bag that I made with left over Alexander Henry fabric from Jolene's Nappy bag.
I combined the two pattern ideas and ended up with the wristlets. I'm going to try to put together another tutorial if anyone is interested in the wristlet pattern - let me know!