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Maudily
01-06-2006, 03:27 PM
I made the full mittens first, using double yarn to make them extra thick (sometimes when I get going fast, my knitting gets loose, and I definitely didn't want hole-y mittens!)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a188/hitchhikergirl/mccall/ZZZpic1.jpg

Then, I made these fingerless mittens, just by ending early on the mitten pattern. The snowflakes I added myself.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a188/hitchhikergirl/mccall/ZZZpic2.jpg

miss_jms
01-06-2006, 03:31 PM
Cute, cute, cute :)

The snowflake adds a wonderful touch! What pattern and yarn did you use?

Jaxhil
01-06-2006, 03:32 PM
ooooh, I :heart: :heart: :heart: those!!! The snowflakes are great!

:thumbsup:

Maudily
01-06-2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks! I used this pattern:

http://www.midnightknitter.com/knitpixiepatterns/uploads/mittens_two.htm

For the mittens, it's just cheap Red Heart yarn, (what can I say, I'm a poor college student, and two skeins of yarn for 5 bucks is really appealing ;) ) but it works really well-- I took them out in the snow for an hour or so, and they didn't soak through at all. Alas, on the fingerless ones I seem to have thrown away the labels, but I think the green was called something like "Lambs wool" brand, or something along those lines. It was chunkier, so I didn't double the yarn.

rebecca
01-06-2006, 04:01 PM
:cheering: :cheering: I love, love them!! I must say that I simply adore :heart: your fingerless mitts...I'm a BIG FAN of fingerless gloves...I make them to match everything these days.
LOVE, LOVE :heart: :heart:

Angelia
01-06-2006, 05:09 PM
Wow, I love both pairs! Great work! :cheering:

vcuchica931
01-06-2006, 05:39 PM
Very cute!! I love the added snowflakes!

Ingrid
01-06-2006, 06:08 PM
Great job! The snowflake makes it!

Cristy
01-06-2006, 06:10 PM
love the snowflake!

Holly
01-06-2006, 08:24 PM
:inlove: I have to have the fingerless mitts! I was just reading up on how to do duplicate stitch -- is that how you anchored the snowflakes? Excellent job!

Maudily
01-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Nope, to do the snowflakes I just used a tapestry needle and kind of just sewed it on, like the mitten was a piece of fabric. I crossed over the up and down line with the sideways and diagonal lines a couple of times, and that helped to hold it down. I just kind of made it up, but I'm sure anything would work.

Lana
01-07-2006, 12:03 AM
I like 'em both, but I have to admit I don't understand what open mittens are for. My fingers are what gets cold on me.

Maudily
01-07-2006, 01:17 AM
I made 'em for when I'm typing papers. It gets cold in my dorm, and although I'd really like to be able to wear something over my fingers, gloves are too bulky to type with. They still keep the rest of my hands warm!

BonnieM
01-07-2006, 09:24 AM
Those are just the cutest mittens. The green ones are adorable!

margie
01-07-2006, 10:03 AM
They both look great!! :thumbsup:

knitterma
01-07-2006, 11:44 AM
Niiiiiiice! :inlove:

Rennagayle
01-07-2006, 05:13 PM
I like 'em both, but I have to admit I don't understand what open mittens are for. My fingers are what gets cold on me.

Lana, my dd lives in Germany, where they don't seem to believe in central heat or air. :shock: She likes wearing wrist warmers or fingerless mitts to keep her hands warm, but her fingers free to work, when at work in the office.

Mer
01-07-2006, 05:29 PM
Cute! I love the colors you used.

nanonette
01-07-2006, 10:35 PM
Great job!! Love them both!