Monday, January 26, 2009


Well, after making some fun Christmas gifts this year, I thought I just might make something for me. I wanted to use my leftover Cascade 220 superwash from the Fiddlehead mittens and Bird and Vine mittens. Combined I had enough for 2 mittens and 2 linings. Since I didn't have enough of any one color to do the stranding required for either of these patterns, I just thought I'd do some stripes and it would save on yarn. I used the shape of the fiddlehead mittens, but soon realized that it was going to be too big. So I reduced the starting count 10 stitches and started again. By the time I was done with the body I realized it was kind of large still. Once I added on the thumb it was quite apparent that these were NOT going to work. I'm kinda bummed and have zero desire to make the other mitten or try to fix this one. Now I'm trying to decide if I should just use this one as an oven mitt and be done with it, or save it for the day I'm dying for a challenge and fix it then. Somehow I kind of doubt that day will ever come! Either way, the colors are pretty. So at least I got that part right ;)


  1. The colors are gorgeous. I say save it and maybe one day you'll feel the urge to make it again.

  2. Hi! I haven't stopped by in awhile and your knitting rocks! I too was gifted by the husband Santa with knitpick's needles. I too as well sent him the link! Great minds think alike. I got the harmony set. It looks like you got the nickel set. How do you like them? I love mine! Great work on your son's jacket. I love it!


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