Monday, September 29, 2008

Two Birds in Hand

I finally finished my Bird in Hand mittens. I started these back in February, but due to my fickle knitting nature - they were put aside for a bit.

Thanks to Sarah for finishing her beautiful pair - she inspired me to dig mine out and get back to work!


Bird in Hand Mittens

Stats:
Pattern:
Bird in Hand mittens by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 174 yds / 160 m - I had EXACTLY enough yarn in the main color to complete these mitts. I literally had about six inches left after I kichenered the second mitten.
Needles: Size 3 DPNs
Alterations: I changed nothing about the colorwork pattern, but I didn't knit all the "braids" that the pattern called for. I knit the first one, but it took so long and you couldn't even see it with the yarn I used - that I cheated and just knit Purl bands for the rest :)

Bird in Hand Mitten

My hands can't wait for it to get cold now!

18 comments:

maitai said...

jody, they're beautiful! i'll cross my fingers for cooler weather for you ;)

CalicoDaisy said...

Those are so beautiful. I'm getting closer to picking up some knitting needles - maybe in January. I did, however, crochet these pretty fingerless mittens in the blue wool blend. I think they nearly look knitted. -- Michele

CalicoDaisy said...

I meant to put a link to my little mittens at http://calicodaisy.blogspot.com/2008/09/carpool-crochet.html. Now I just feel silly showing off.
-- Michele again

Lynn said...

love those...but I'll pass on the cold for now :-)

Denise said...

So very lovely. Great job! Master knitter.

Zonda said...

Oh so pretty! Love the color combo!!

Stacey said...

Love them!!!!! I want to make Naomi a pair with her handspun.....

bySarah said...

They are gorgeous.
Are you gonna embroider faces on the birds? I still havent blocked mine, and cant decide. (I will block mine before I start my Vinterblomster mittens though - which I just bought the yarn for last weekend. DK Weight Alpaca in Yellow with Teal flowers and Green accents.)

knitfriendly said...

Nice job Jody! Doesn't if feel good to have them complete and looking beautiful? :) FOs are the best :)

Mia said...

You are ready for the snow. Now to just get some. I hope we have some this winter.

Cari said...

I was just thinking of making these! Yours came out perfectly. Nice job!

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Heidi said...

Stunning, I am SO jealous.

judy said...

Ooo, mittens! They look like they'll be warm!

Merita said...

I love those ... I`m gonna make one for myself too (or better, I`ll ask my mum to make them for me because her knitting is so much better then mine. :)). Thanks for being an inspiration for us.

Ruth's Place said...

Oh! Wow! They are fabulous.

Lisette M said...

What beautiful mittens! When I saw them I remembered one of my favorite children's book The Mitten, I forget the author's name right now but she does beautiful illustrations in all her books.

mrspao said...

Absolutely gorgeous!