Sunday, January 1, 2012

First FO of the year!

I worked almost all day on these beauties.  I meant to finish them earlier.  If it weren't for one of the thumb gusset.  The second mitten thumb gusset was made differently and looked so much better!  I had to make the other one the same.  Can you see it?  Me neither.  It's in the lining. But I know it!  One is allowed to be that crazy on New Year's Day!

I was not sure in the beginning if I liked the color of the lining.  Blue is my favorite color though.  I kind of like the contrast.  This is a very nice blue.

And here is a close up of the pattern.  The mittens were initially chosen for a landscape gardener (I will not tell the story on this blog, but let's say that I would fear for the life of these mittens if I did not keep them)  :-(

Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm and US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Colors: 9410 and 9411 (Cascade) and 10403 (Estelle)
Start to finish: February 2011 - January 2012
For: To be determined!
Notes: No modifications

So, I'm really happy with the process and the final result.  They are a bit too large and manly for me unfortunately...

This also means no other WIPs which is equal to... new beginnings!   Isn't it perfect for the first day of the year?  Happy New Year 2012 to all of you! 

N.B.: I do want to thank you all who come and read my blog.  It means a lot to me!  I read many of your blogs and I really appreciate all the creativity and friendship that knitting brings to my life!

20 comments:

Audry said...

Congrats on getting all your WIPs done! What a great New Years gift.

Susan said...

What a great way to start 2012! So glad you found the time to finish this! Good job!

Sandra said...

Très belle paire de mitaines!

marisa said...

Preciosos! Perfectos! Me encantan! :)

juicyknits said...

Hope you'll soon find some worthy manly hands for these great mitts.

Kara said...

Perfect! The color combinations are perfect. I love the pop of blue.

Monique said...

Superbe modèle ! Superbes couleurs ! J'aime ta doublure qui contraste.

Knitterella said...

Those are beautiful mittens. I'm going to fav them right now.

Happy New Year! :)

Bethany said...

Oh, beautiful! What a great start to the year!

Chantal Boucher said...

Même trop grandes, ces mitaines magnifiques t'iront beaucoup mieux à toi!

Ruth Surplice said...

Lovely mittens! Colourwork is on my list of things to do for this year. I want to learn all the things!!! :)

Tara said...

Elles sont magnifiques ! Bravo :)

Celestial said...

These look absolutely perfect! I'm still so far from being consistent in stranded knitting, and only doing it more will really help that.

Andi said...

Beautiful way to start the New Years! You knitting is always so perfect, it leaves me in awe.

ChristineB said...

J'ai dû les revoir sur ton blogue... elles sont magnifiques. J'adore la doublure! Et le stranded knitting est si régulier! Bravo!

Yarny Days said...

Oooh. Pretty.

ikkinlala said...

Wow - these are gorgeous!

Julie said...

Those mittens are drop dead gorgeous!! you did an incredible job.

Dona said...

What a nice first project for this new year!
Your stitches are so even....it's amazing!

Lolita Blahnik said...

Son una pasada!!!!!