Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Got My Mittens Out


Easter is my favorite time of year. Eggs, chocolate, flowers and that wonderful feeling that spring is on its way just makes me happy. 

As for knitting, I was not going to join the easter competition for knitting mittens. But this thought about mittens just ignored me so much that I had to start my favorite pattern from the collection Mittens from the fairy forest.

And with my oversized stash I easily found the colors I needed. I did not want two colores stranded mittens. I have some of them. 

I planned on knitting with a magic ball - but gave it up. Winding is simply boring. I wanted the motif to change colors. They are after all fairytale flowers - and I see them clearly colored in my head.

I just changed colors as I pleased with spit splicing every color shift. That left only a few ends to weave in. 

I am very pleased with how the colors came out in the pattern. Although I must say that the mittens came out too big.

I should have read other comments on them on Ravelry - they are big. So this is my only regret: I should have knitted them with 1.75mm needles instead of 2.5mm as I normally use for mittens.

I really love the pattern that goes all over the mittens. You cannot see the start of the rows and no stripe on the sides of the hand. Excellent way to knit stranded mittens. Looks soo good too. 

Anyway - I felted them some in the washer. That of course leaves the mittens different from what I hoped for. But still, they fit now and are warmer. And the colors still makes me smile. 

I am entering them in the contest - no matter how it goes I am very happy that I got the inspiration to knit mittens. Hand knitted mittens are simply wonderful to wear.

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity
Bo Bennet

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull in various colors
Needles: 3mm for cuff, 2.5mm for mitten
My Ravelry: Easter Meadow

27 comments:

  1. De ble fantastisk fine :) Herlige bilder med påskeliljer!

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  2. Disse er fantastiske! Superfine!

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  3. De var jammen fine. Skikkelige LONE- farger.
    Før du sa de var tovet lett i maskinen, ville jeg tipse om hva jeg gjør med litt for store plagg, tover dem lett i tørketrommelen . Men du hadde jo fikset det, du.
    Deilig å slippe å feste tråder. Jeg strikker inn tråder, men ikke når jeg strikker mønster. Da går det helt i ball for meg, hi hi
    Uansett, lekre var de.

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    1. Tusen takk Sylvia!!! Ja trådfeste er ikke gøy når det blir mye. Spyttspleising er den beste teknikken jeg noengang har lært :-)

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  4. These are just gorgeous! Good luck in the competition--I think they are a winner already!

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  5. Ja sikke farver, hvor ser det godt ud! lige hvad vi trænger til i denne tid.

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  6. Fine, festlige, farverige og fornøjelige forårs-fingervarmere. Forudindtaget, eller rettidig omhu før næste vinter?

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    1. Tusind tak Anne!!! Det var jo en konkurranse i påsken, og så skulle jeg også lige få strikket nogle vanter. Det er jo lidt koldt om aftenen endu...

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  7. Å WOW - De er bare nyyyydelige - ikke mer å si om den saken :)

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  8. Lovely!!!
    Greetings from Krixi

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  9. You are going to win! They are gorgeous! Wow! Lone, I am sorry I have been out of blog land! I am trying to get my butt back into gear! Big Hugs and much love ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy - that would have been fun!!!

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  10. Oi, herlig! Jeg strikker også noe fargerikt for tiden, er faktisk teststrikker, spennende! Ha en fantastisk helg hos deg, klem fra meg!

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  11. Takk!!! Så spennende med farger da!!! God helg til deg også med klem fra meg

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  12. Hvor er de skønne - super fine.
    Jeg er vild med alle dine striper i forrige indlæg.

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  13. Å, så flotte votter! Nydelige farger, en blir glad av å se på dem. Ønsker deg en flott helg :))

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    1. Tusen takk - er veldig fornøyd!!!! God helg til deg også :-)

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  14. Nydelige votter, både mønster og fargekombinasjon!!
    Det ble en lang bloggpause på meg. Nå har jeg kosa meg med å se på alt det fine du har produsert siden sist jeg var innom bloggen din og kan ikke si annet; fantastisk flotte plagg i frodige farger! Herlig! :-)

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