Monday, 3 September 2012

Blooming And Woollen Happiness

I am going to dance with them. I am going to sing with them. I am going to be warm in them. 

My mittens are finished after some turbo knitting. I love them so much. They came out just blooming and woollen for my taste.

I am very happy about using tiny needles on 1.75mm - they did the trick as I am a loose knitter most of the time.

The mittens fits me just as I wanted. I have always thought that mittens are a quick knit.

Well, there is a lot of work on mittens and I need to knit more to get it into my fingers. And onto my fingers... I admire latvian women that had to knit over 70 pairs of mittens to give away to their family in law when they married. They knitted for a hope chest and at the most it contained hundreds of pairs.

Just waiting for the hot chocolate with marshmallows.
And they knitted on 1.25mm needles. Sigh! I have absolutely nothing to complain about. I knit for fun and to keep me warm.

Anyway, now I know I can knit mittens without having to felt them because they get too big.

To get the duplicate stitches to cover entirely was not easy.

I could have used a thicker yarn, but I wanted those two colors for the flower and did my best.

After all I am the one wearing them. I would have been terrified if they were a gift.

Why do we always need to be so perfect? So afraid of others finding out that we are just humans?

It means good luck if there are some errors in the knitting. Well, I should soon be a millionaire with these mittens.

I am going to knit more mittens. There are so many lovely patterns out there just waiting to be knitted.

And the joy of making these will follow me into the winter. I love daisies and now I can wear them together with my favorite color turquoise.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull, PT2
Needles: 1.75mm
Pattern: Skåne
My Ravelry Page: Woollen Daisies
Technique: Latvian braid, Duplicate stitch, Knitting in the round

30 comments:

  1. Så koselige votter du har strikket. :) Nesten sommervotter, ikke at det er så dumt med de somrene vi har her...

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    1. Tusen takk Helle!! Ja, det er nesten varmere nå enn i sommer!

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  2. They are so beautiful! Funny I always think of mittens being knit with chunky yarn and bit fat needles, and here yours are looking so snuggly and knit on 1.75mm!
    They flowers are just perfect, especially the thumbs!

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    1. Thank you so much Emma!! I goes a lot faster with thicker needles but the thinner ones makes a really nice pair!!

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  3. Nydelige votter! Bare det å strikke på så tynne pinner, det blir jo så fint!
    Skjønner veldig godt at du er glad i de vottene der!!

    Var det virkelig slik at Latviske damer strikka 70 par votter som de ga bort når de skulle gifte seg!?! Er imponert!

    Ønsker deg ei fin-fin uke!:-)

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    1. Tusen takk Britt!!! Ja, tenk de gjorde det. Helt fantastisk flotte!!! Ha en fin uke du også!!

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  4. Øj, de er blevet fine -og samme størrelse:-) De passer jo lige til dit/din nye telt/kjole.
    Kh. Dorte

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    1. Tusind tak Dorte - ja godt at de ble det denne gang... He he!!

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    1. Tusen takk Tori - liker veldig godt din nye lue!!

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  6. These are so cheery and happy! You are going to look quite stylish this winter, Lone!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie - I really hope so!!!

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  7. These are gorgeous Lone! They are priceless! Truly love them!

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  8. Bravo!!! De er supersmukke! Faktisk bare fantastiske og flotte! Jeg er vild med de broderede detaljer. Det giver lige prikken over i'et!

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    1. Tusind tak Karen - jeg er bare så glad for dem!!

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  9. Skikkelige bli glad votter! Herlige farver sammen! Ja er nok nesten varmere nå enn i sommer, skremmende ;) Ikke akkurat bortskjemt med varmegrader i år.

    Ha en fantastisk flott tirsdag!
    Klem :)

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    1. Tusen takk Desiree - ja, nå kan vinteren komme. Selv om det har vært vinter i hele sommer!!!

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  10. These are going to look perfect with your new sweater!
    I have knitted lots of children's mittens but none for myself for years. Maybe I will this winter, I sure have enough yarn..

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    1. Thank you Nina Lise!!! Good luck hunting stash!! LOL!!

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  11. Jeg har kikket litt rundt på bloggen din, og må si jeg er svært inspirert! Du bruker noen nydelige farger.
    Jeg har sett på mønsteret til vottene flere ganger før, men først da jeg så dem i fargene du har valgt, innså jeg hvor vakre de kan bli!

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    1. Tusen takk Emma - for så flotte komplimenter!!!

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  12. Så vakre disse vottene er! Kom over bildene på nettet nå. Så herlige med tusenfryd!

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    1. Tusen takk!!! De er ett av mine favorittpar :-)

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