Sunday, February 24, 2008

Havin' fun Knittin'

I have started my first project from the Kristen Knits book. I had fun picking out the yarn for the mittens, even if it was a little "scary" to pick out such bright colors. They didn't have many color choices of the Julia yarn at the store I went to, so I went with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. This is such a nice yarn to knit with - sooo soft.

This is actually a picture of my first run at the mitten. My hand size was in-between the Women's Large/Men's small, and the next size down. I went with the larger size to begin with, and it was just too loose for me. So I ripped back to the beginning and started over with the Children's large/ women's small. I like the fit much better. It took me less than 24 hours to finish my second try at the mitten. I'll post more pics when I have both of the gloves done.


evie said...

It's looking very nice. I've trying to finish up some big projects before I start anymore, but these fingerless gloves look like such fun.

Cindra said...

Love it and love the colors. It looks cozy!

Anonymous said...

You could try changing your needle size up or down but for the larger directions of mitten...or up on the smaller depending whether you prefer the denser (first option) fabric this creates or the looser (second option) Love the colours...inspirational! Fran

Kristin said...

These are totally beautiful. I like the combo of colors - it's amazing to see everyone experimenting with their own versions of colors - such fun. Can't wait to see the finished project!