Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mittens & Life

It's been a month since I posted last time and well, life just happened. I won't go into details, but it has been a rough couple of months lately and my knitting mojo has been on the low side :(
But it seems like things are working out for the better and the sun came back over the horizon the 31st of January, so the days are getting lighter and so does my thoughts. So hopefully the knitting mojo will come back too. There is so much I want to knit this year!

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Last time I talked to you about all the mitten kals that was going on. And I had so many plans for all the mittens I wanted to knit during January. I only managed to make two pairs...

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We have been having a long period of frost with temperatures down to -25 C for almost a month now. Cold temperatures doesn't bother me much, but when it last so long as we've had this time, I've started to get a little cabin fever...! Fortunately the weather changed yesterday and I'm crossing my fingers that it will last. We really need to get some snow or even rain as our water well is almost dried out do to the cold and dry weather we've had so far this winter.

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The first pair I finished is Rev or Fox in English. They have been on my knitting list since I bought the book they are in. But can you see the little mistake I've made?

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How about now that you see the palm side too?

If you look closely you can see that I have changed the dominant colour after I set aside stitches for the thumb. From the thumb and up the withe dots are popping more out than what they do below the thumb. I didn't notice it until I was about to knit the foxes heads and it didn't bother me enough to rip back. It's just a pair of mittens. If it had been on a sweater i.e I would have fixed it though.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Fox
Yarn: pt2 orange #71 and Finullgarn white #400
Needles: 2 mm / US 0 for the cuff and 2,5 mm / US 1.5 for the mitten

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The second pair is a pattern from the Selbuvotter book. It's one of the charted patterns in the back of the book.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Damevott Bårdsgård
Yarn: Tove in white #1012 and purple #5024
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5

6 comments:

  1. I noticed the difference in the brightness of the white dots, but I thought it was an effect of the light, I would never consider it a mistake! These mittens are so beautiful, I admire your skills in stranded knitting!

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  2. Sorry you lost your mojo, hope it is back and allows you to get all those mittens knit! Love the pair on display here.

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  3. Sorry it's been rough for you. I hope things are looking up and you get that water you need. It's always fun to see your mittens.

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  4. I hope you are well, and things are getting better!! your knitting is lovely as always.

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  5. Beautiful mittens! I don't suppose you would consider doing a tutorial of some sort (perhaps on your YouTube channel) on how to work the decrease for the fingers? I'm not sure I'm doing it correctly and cannot find a tutorial anywhere. I hope you are feeling better and that your mojo is returning. My knitting mojo always seems to take an extended vacation right after Christmas!

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