Slowly but surely…

   This is the first mitten.   

It’s a flip flap mitten that I heavily modified. The original mitten was not a flip flap mitten.   

My mom asked me for a thumb to pull back so she could use her phone. I didn’t think it would be good to keep a fair isle pattern with that thumb because of the hole I put it in, so I kept it solid.      My mom’s fingers are longer than mine so I had to extend the pattern that I had (which I think that the girl who made the pattern has smaller hands than me). I used a size bigger needles than it called for too. 

The second mitten is about 60% done. And then I have to figure out how to block it. 

Flip Flap Mittens

DSCN0772Let me say… I just love this yarn. It’s been awesome to work with. DSCN0774 DSCN0773

It takes a while to finish these mittens, comparatively to baby hats.

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I used size 4 double pointed needles and the large size in the pattern, because my gauge was still a little on the small side.

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Mittens for Mom

I wanted to make something for my mom for Christmas. We settled on mittens. She wanted to be able to push the button on her camera with her finger, but had to take her whole glove off to do it, so I thought fingerless mittens were the way to go… and then I’m to add a top to the mittens. I tried to find a pattern on ravelry that would do it, but I think I’m going to try and meld two together.

Flip Flap Mittens and Snowy Woods Mittens

I read through the flip flap mittens pattern and determined that I had to do it myself just as the pattern was written before trying to take the flip flap part of it out and add it to the Snowy Woods Mittens. So I’m knitting a pair of flip flap mittens for myself. I knitted three swatches today, using a size 3, 4, and 5 needle. The gauge on the 4 & 5 was exactly the same…. weird, I thought. And evidently I knit waaaay to tight, because size 3 was way off. Needle 4 is only a tiny bit off, so I’m going to use that one, though the pattern calls for size 3. I’m glad I checked the gauge, I usually don’t. Maybe I will from now on. The only bad part is that I don’t have size 4 double pointed needles. I’m using this yarn. I’m rather excited about it. It looked pretty awesome when I was swatching it.

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So in the meantime I started the infant mittens from purl soho until I can get the DPNs. I’m using 3 ply yarn and no accents for this particular pair. We’ll see how it works out.

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