Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stitch pattern

Hello! These days, I spend a lot of time reading blogs. I would accomplish so much if I was knitting instead!

While surfing to see more Bella's mittens, I came across a picture by Ruth Cross that gives a very good look at the original ones. I really like the effect on the inside and the thumbs, but I don't know what stitch pattern this is... Any ideas? I'll look through my magazines. Maybe I will find something similar.

I truly like them. I'm not sure if it's because they are pretty and comfortable or because they are from Twilight. It must be both ;-)

One more day before the weekend...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Butterfly Award

Island Girl from Prince Edward Island made my day today by nominating me for the Butterfly Award - For the coolest blog I ever know. Thank you so much, this is so sweet!

Although I feel much more like a caterpillar at this point - a slow one - it is an honor to receive it. I spend myself a lot of time reading blogs from my blog list, blogs from these blog commentators, then blogs from these blogs commentators blog lists, etc. I'm sure you know what I mean ;-)

All in all, every day I discover new people who are very talented photographers, cooks, and of course, knitters. Since this is a "butterfly" award, I will nominate blogs that I've discovered recently, hoping that other people will discover them at the same time!

Here is what to do:
1) Post the award logo on your blog
2) Add the link to the person who nominated you
3) Nominate at least 6 others & post their links.

I am passing on this award to:

Knitwise, I continue to knit Thermal. Yes I do. The second sleeve is half knit. There is hope. More than half of the back of Lilas is done. I think I will knit the second Handsome Mitten after Thermal unless I really need a change...

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 9, 2009

1 of 2!

Here is the first of the two handsome mittens!

It went very well although I was not sure how to pick up those stitches for the thumb. It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it!

I also like the two colors together. It will go well with my black winter coat.

I look forward to wearing them!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Handsome mittens

End of resistance. I'm exagerating a little bit because I casted on Lilas not so long ago. So, I can't say it had been ages since I last started something new.

Lilas is going very well. The back is 3/4 done. I should post an update when I will start the front which is going to be more interesting than looking at a back all in stockinette stitch.

I bought the nice Pastaza below a few weeks ago at Effiloché to knit the Handsome Mittens. I had a crush on those mittens the moment I saw them. I loved the colors from the magazine very much. However, I'm using different colors. I really like the mix of bright green in the contrast color. I will want to wear these mittens with my black winter coat so I bought black to go with it.

Now that I look at the colors I chose, I realize that my winter blues must have been at a peak that week ;-) I would not say it's a soothing combination, on the contrary!