Sunday, September 9, 2012

Year of Projects 2: Meidas Mittens 03


Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings

One more project done and off the list. These are Meida's Mittens, and thanks to ripping back just over a week ago they now fit me perfectly. Of course I have much bigger hands than most, so I wouldn't recommend this pattern for the average woman :)

Today I'm debating which project to cast on next. I still don't have 1.75mm for Aino's Gloves and Ulla's Gloves so they're definitely out. Rather than ordering the needles, I may add them to my Birthday or Christmas list and see what happens. Yarn choices have been for Anu's Mittens, Kristi's Mittens, Landra's Gloves and Merike's Gloves. At the moment I'm leaning towards that last pattern ... maybe it's weaving-in-ends fatigue? Besides, I haven't done any gloves yet so that's another point in their favour. Oh, and one more thing? If they work up nicely they would be just perfect for one of the names on my Christmas gift list. I guess it's pretty much decided, eh?

13 comments:

Emma (GirlAnachronismE) said...

Gorgeous mittens, I love the colours!

Faith said...

They're lovely, as I said a few weeks ago, this is my favourite of things you've done for YOP, I think it's the colours, gorgeous!

I must start thinking gifts too....now the kids are back to school I know december will be round before I know it.

Sandy said...

Sounds like you talked yourself right through it and made a decision. lol Mittens look fabulous.

nauget bluff said...

Everything you do is way above my skill set..but so beautiful to look at and admire..

mistymountaindesigns said...

WHY CAN'T I HAVE YOUR LEGIT COLORWORK SKILLS ALREADY!!!! Let's make a deal, you knit some entrelac and I will attempt colorwork? And my list is definitely way too big and thats the way uh huh uh huh I LIKE IT :D hehe, Ok I just drank a frap thats my hyper excuse. But I do know for a fact I won't finish the sweaters on my list, lol.

Keri said...

They turned out beautifully. Love them Makes me want to stop being lazy and finish mine!

Pumpkin said...

It must have been super painful to have to rip those rows back, but completely worth it considering how perfect those mittens came out. Ah how envious I am of your colorwork skills.

goodpurlgonebad said...

They are gorgeous, well done.

Frieda said...

They're absolutely gorgeous ! Sounds like you've got your next project all figured out , happy knitting ....

RobinBrz said...

So Awesome! You colorwork never fails to boggle the mind! I'm so glad that you (and your unique hands!) will be able to enjoy these mittens. They really are a dream.
Can't wait to see what the gloves look like!

Nicole said...

You finishing all these beautiful mittens with gorgeous colorwork makes me feel like a slacker :-P They really are fantastic though!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

These are so striking! I can see wanting to take a break from all the ends though. I think anything that can do double duty as a holiday gift sounds great.

Elisabeth Andree said...

Gorgeous!