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Shandeh
09-01-2008, 01:24 AM
Hello, my friends! :waving:

This month, our Knitting Help Forum Monthly Challenge is:
Mittens and Gloves!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/2815968359_c3e41d40c6_m.jpg
It's almost time for fall, and winter will bring storms,
so let's make gloves and mittens to keep our hands warm.
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It doesn't take a lot of yarn to make mittens and gloves, and there are lots of GORGEOUS patterns available for us to choose from. :heart: :inlove: :heart:

Here are some patterns to check out:
Knitting Pattern Central (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/mittens_gloves.php)
Ravelry Patterns (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/popular/gloves)

And, what a coincidence......Vogue Knitting (http://www.vogueknitting.com/) is highlighting mittens and gloves now as well! :)

One of our mods (Jan in CA) has recommended a few good patterns from the Knitting Daily website:
There are lots of beautiful mitten patterns that are free. A few that were in IK are also offered right now on Knitting Daily. Some of their patterns are offered for a limited time, but these don't seem to have a date on them.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/p...nterupted.aspx (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/patterns/archive/2008/08/10/mittens-interupted.aspx)
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/p...ley-mitts.aspx (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/patterns/archive/2008/08/05/motley-mitts.aspx)
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/p...ran-mitts.aspx (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/patterns/archive/2008/07/31/kochoran-mitts.aspx)

Another mod (dustinac) has this to say about mittens:
I love the Snowbird Mittens in the Vogue magazine...I can't wait to start on those but gotta wait till I start/finish JD's WVU mittens that I decided to try and design myself :shrug: and then Roo a pair of mittens with Roses on them...oh and Isaiah's spiderman mittens...:oo:
She's got a lot of knitting to do! :teehee:
Dustinac also likes these Herringbone Gloves (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/herringbone-gloves), but the pattern is written in Japanese! :shock: (Does anyone want to translate that pattern for us?) :wink:

And Jeremy (another mod) thinks that mittens will make a perfect project for charity knitters: My wife's school has a church nearby which gives out mittens to those who need them every year.
Hey, I'm ALL ABOUT charity knitting! :thumbsup:

Personally, I want to make gloves with some beautiful Rowan DK Soft that one of our UK knitters gave to me this year. :inlove:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2416/2226654330_13278eed50_m.jpg
I purchased a pretty beaded glove pattern last year that should work perfectly. The pattern is called "Essence Gloves" by Heartland Knits.

So, let's get started making mittens and gloves!
(Knitters and Crocheters are ALL welcome to join.)
:hug:

Duessa
09-01-2008, 01:29 AM
Do armwarmers/figerless mits/ gauntlets count?! I'm making my own pattern for a pair to match my lil bro's hat for his christmas present!

Shandeh
09-01-2008, 01:32 AM
Of COURSE they do! :thumbsup:

Shandeh
09-01-2008, 01:46 AM
Here's a button for our knit-along:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2816873426_deefc70b0e_m.jpg

Here's the link:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2816873426_deefc70b0e_m.jpg

susi
09-01-2008, 02:38 AM
I'm in, just need to buy the needles for this as i dont have dpn's yet.

not sure which pattern either yet, hmmmm decissions decissions hehe.

Karina
09-01-2008, 03:53 AM
this is great. I will definitely make myself some armwarmers. did some last winter for my daughter and one of her teachers and my son, so now it is my turn.

Shandeh
09-01-2008, 04:05 AM
Welcome to the KAL, Duessa, susi, and Karina! :hug:

dustinac
09-01-2008, 10:45 AM
:woot: YAY!! A mitten KAL... I did finish the WVU mittens so now I'm working on Roo's mittens. :happydance:

Here is the first one the pattern is Rosie Mittens found here (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10067666)

MAmaDawn
09-01-2008, 11:01 AM
I've never made mittens before... but I wanted to make these (http://www.pinkargyle.com/mini-mitten-ornaments.html)... do they count? I love knitted ornaments on my tree...

farmgirl
09-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Count me in, too! We have Hope House here. It's a home for unwed mothers who are going to school and/or trying to get their life together. We have donated toys to them in the past and I'm sure they would appreciate mittens. Thanks for the wonderful idea!:cheering:

auntcrafty
09-01-2008, 02:34 PM
I've never made mittens before... but I wanted to make these (http://www.pinkargyle.com/mini-mitten-ornaments.html)... do they count? I love knitted ornaments on my tree...

Ooo -- I like those! If these count, I'm in, too! I can add those to my Christmas projects list.

Karina
09-01-2008, 02:34 PM
Dustina I have seen a few free patterns like the one you have done that I am tempted to try but I just don't understand how the thumb is done. it say something about using a scrap bit of yarn and knitting nine stitches with it then put the nine stitches back on the left needle and carry on knitting the hand bit of the glove. I think that is how it was described but I just don't understand it.

I may just end up doing some fingerless gloves.

Karina
09-01-2008, 03:10 PM
I just had a though as I was surfing looking for mittens. when you knit the nine stitches with scrap yarn and then carry on knitting the mitten as normal, will you remove the scrap yarn and then reveal a hole with 18 live stitches and knit the thumb from that. Did I have a brain wave or am I still not getting it.

Shandeh
09-01-2008, 03:10 PM
:woot: YAY!! A mitten KAL... I did finish the WVU mittens so now I'm working on Roo's mittens. :happydance: ..Here is the first one the pattern is Rosie Mittens found here (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10067666)
GORGEOUS! :thud: You're braver than I am. :wink:
I've never made mittens before... but I wanted to make these (http://www.pinkargyle.com/mini-mitten-ornaments.html)... do they count? I love knitted ornaments on my tree...
Go for it! I bet that when you finish those tiny mittens, you'll be ready to make some full-size ones as well. :thumbsup:
Count me in, too! We have Hope House here. It's a home for unwed mothers who are going to school and/or trying to get their life together. We have donated toys to them in the past and I'm sure they would appreciate mittens. Thanks for the wonderful idea!:cheering:
Excellent plan! cloud9
Ooo -- I like those! If these count, I'm in, too! I can add those to my Christmas projects list.
Go for it! :hug:
Dustina I have seen a few free patterns like the one you have done that I am tempted to try but I just don't understand how the thumb is done. it say something about using a scrap bit of yarn and knitting nine stitches with it then put the nine stitches back on the left needle and carry on knitting the hand bit of the glove. I think that is how it was described but I just don't understand it. ......
I think you should try to make ONE mitten, with us helping along the way. I bet you'll figure it out for sure. And as Ingrid says, "Trust the pattern". I think that when you see all the stitches in your hands, the pattern instructions will make more sense. I know it was that way for me when I made a Christening Gown (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/233458907_b8c3295bc9_o.jpg) and when I made the helmetliner for a soldier:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2014/1888165635_c4ef0c1577_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2388/1980535024_8a9c8e5f5d_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2108/1997194524_f30bb9f320_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2397/1997203152_c0a3f64a5f_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/1997256466_4eec5bd2e0_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2420/1997258298_52db8d781f_m.jpg

Karina
09-01-2008, 03:16 PM
Cute dress Sandy and the helmet liner looks great.

Have found a couple of patterns on Garnstudio.com that does the thumb by increasing the stitches like on a normal glove, which I know how to do. But still want to know how to do it the other way as well.

Shandeh
09-01-2008, 03:17 PM
I just had a though as I was surfing looking for mittens. when you knit the nine stitches with scrap yarn and then carry on knitting the mitten as normal, will you remove the scrap yarn and then reveal a hole with 18 live stitches and knit the thumb from that. Did I have a brain wave or am I still not getting it.
I'm not sure if it's the same as your pattern, but I made mittens before, and left some stitches on a tiny stitch holder while I continued making the hand part of the mitten. When the hand part was complete, the stitches on the stitch holder were then used to make the thumb. I think they are telling you to put your stitches on scrap yarn, because it makes it easier to hold when you're knitting the rest of the mitten.

Here are the mittens I made a few years ago:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/20/72669372_0f71206a65.jpg

MainelyKnitting
09-01-2008, 03:54 PM
I'm not sure if it's the same as your pattern, but I made mittens before, and left some stitches on a tiny stitch holder while I continued making the hand part of the mitten. When the hand part was complete, the stitches on the stitch holder were then used to make the thumb. I think they are telling you to put your stitches on scrap yarn, because it makes it easier to hold when you're knitting the rest of the mitten.


I completely agree! I was taught to use a safety pin to hold stitches and did it that way for many years. I now use a piece of yarn (I think cotton yarn works great for this) and I find that it's much easier to put the thumb stitches on the needles from the yarn, rather than when they are on a pin or holder.


For anyone who is new to knitting mittens in the round, I have passed this link onto quite a few who thought it was a good starter mitten pattern, you may find the same:
Basic Pattern for Children's Mittens (http://www.afghansforafghans.org/mittens.html).

Karina
09-01-2008, 04:29 PM
I have found the mittens that I want to make
http://www.helloyarn.com/piratemittens.htm
and this hat to go with. http://www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.htm
This will be for my son who will think I am the coolest mum in the world when he gets this for Christmas (there is method to my madness)

Am now trying to get the yarn for it. just found out that Dale of Norway Hauk is water and snow repellent, so want to use that. so far I have only found the black here in the UK, have sent an email to see if they could get the white for me so will wait and see.

These mittens use the method that I described earlier, where you knit the stitches with a scrap piece of yarn and then return to left needle and carry on in pattern. Then when the hand bit is done you go back and remove the scrap yarn and have, I think, 18 live stitches for the thumb

Shandeh
09-01-2008, 04:40 PM
Nice choice, Karina! :thumbsup:

dustinac
09-01-2008, 05:17 PM
Karina~Great mitten choice! I agree the pattern will make sense as you do it...the thumb might sound confusing but when you get there we will be here to help, and it will fall into place :thumbsup:

Sandy~You should give colorwork a try, it's lots of fun! Love the mittens and helmet liner.

Mamadawn~Great choice!! :happydance:

farmgirl~Wonderful idea :hug:

auntcrafty~Can't wait to see them :yay:

I wanted to also show you that mittens can be for your hands, tree, or ears...these were a HUGE hit last year and really I need to get busy on making more :teehee: ...I had one friend ask if I would make some for her dollhouse...I just used size 0000 needles, sock yarn, and a pattern for ornaments

Shandeh
09-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Cool! Itsy-bitsy mittens! :aww:

nicolejc83
09-01-2008, 10:46 PM
As a new member here I would love to join this KAL. I have been knitting a little over a year now and find myself addicted to the Magic Loop Method for socks and hand warmers, hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction for a mitten pattern written for magic loop or some info on how to convert a pattern to magic loop.
Thanks
Nicole

MAmaDawn
09-02-2008, 07:02 AM
I've never knitted by magic loop, but you should be able to use any pattern for it. If the pattern has you track the stitches by Needle 1, 2, 3, 4... then use stitch markers to divide for them. Others have said this works for socks so it should for mittens too, and I have knitted with 4 needles when it calls for 5 by using stitch markers.

dustinac
09-02-2008, 07:50 AM
As a new member here I would love to join this KAL. I have been knitting a little over a year now and find myself addicted to the Magic Loop Method for socks and hand warmers, hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction for a mitten pattern written for magic loop or some info on how to convert a pattern to magic loop.
Thanks
Nicole
You can use any pattern with magic loop (this is the what I use too)...Just disregard the 1dpn, 2dpn etc...and place them 1/2 on one needle and the other 1/2 on the 2nd...it doesn't make a difference on the thumb either :happydance:

Shandeh
09-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Welcome to the KAL everyone! :muah:

nicolejc83
09-02-2008, 01:41 PM
I just posted about this on the Charity board but I thought I could repost it here considering what this months KAL is. So Here goes

Head Start Kids
Hi All
My dd goes to school at PlayNLearn Head Start with about 100 other children. This pre-school program is offered to lower income families as a means to jump start their education. Being located in Fairbanks, Alaska poses unique challenges to the school. Children must be kept warm while playing outside in weather that often includes snow and temps reaching down to neg 20 degrees F. Many of the children come to school without the proper clothing for playing outside. I am currently working on hats, scarves and mittens to donate. I am blessed to have a MIL who understands the mission and she gives me quite a bit of advice and stash money to keep it going. I was hoping some of you guys might be interested in helping. I would like every child to have a hat and mitten set to take home with them. if your interested let me know and I can post more info.

Karina
09-02-2008, 01:47 PM
I would not mind doing a hat and mitten set for you. PM me your address and give some detail of the age group of kids going. I'm not sure what age they start school in the US, here in the UK they start at 4 and my DD have just started preschool at the age of 2. I would imagine with thoses sort of temperatures you will need a worsted weight yarn to keep them warm. would washable wool be better and warmer than acrylics?

nicolejc83
09-02-2008, 01:55 PM
The kids are 3,4,5 years old. A washable soft wool would be nice acrylic would work well too.

dustinac
09-02-2008, 03:31 PM
The kids are 3,4,5 years old. A washable soft wool would be nice acrylic would work well too.
I would go with a wool/acrylic blend...wool is the warmest and will draw moisture away from the skin if it's just acrylic it won't keep their hands warm as much or keep them from feeling wet from the snow...:thumbsup:

When I make my kids mittens I usually use Plymouth Encore either the DK or worsted...it has enough wool in it and then I can just throw them in the washer too

I could do some mittens for ya...I'm going to try another hat this year for my daughter but for some reasons hats and me not get along very well :wall:

nicolejc83
09-02-2008, 06:04 PM
I could do some mittens for ya...I'm going to try another hat this year for my daughter but for some reasons hats and me not get along very well :wall:

Have you thought of crocheting a hat? Thats how I usually do them. and thanks to everyone volunteering mittens and hats.:woohoo:

Karina
09-02-2008, 06:48 PM
Plymouth Encore type of yarn you can buy here in 400g balls of yarb. has about 800+meters on them. very cheap and washable it is aran weight which is about the same as worsted weight. have a few of those balls so will use that.
Iwill check out your thread on the charity forum and post progress there. Got your PM

sgtpam
09-02-2008, 07:54 PM
....for some reasons hats and me not get along very well :wall:

As a beginner, I was not ready to try hats (still not, really). I looked at quite a few patterns and decided...not yet. BUT...when the project I do rectangles for (HAP) called out for scarf and hat sets for vets, I was determined. I bought a round loom set and was able to make a really simple hat on it to match my scarf. Like I said, it wasn't anything fancy...but, very servicable to keep a head warm.

:woohoo:

susi
09-03-2008, 04:50 AM
I just posted about this on the Charity board but I thought I could repost it here considering what this months KAL is. So Here goes

Head Start Kids
Hi All
My dd goes to school at PlayNLearn Head Start with about 100 other children. This pre-school program is offered to lower income families as a means to jump start their education. Being located in Fairbanks, Alaska poses unique challenges to the school. Children must be kept warm while playing outside in weather that often includes snow and temps reaching down to neg 20 degrees F. Many of the children come to school without the proper clothing for playing outside. I am currently working on hats, scarves and mittens to donate. I am blessed to have a MIL who understands the mission and she gives me quite a bit of advice and stash money to keep it going. I was hoping some of you guys might be interested in helping. I would like every child to have a hat and mitten set to take home with them. if your interested let me know and I can post more info.


what a wonderful idea, i wish i had more time, i'm doing sooo much charity stuff now i dont get time to knit for ds or dp anymore. what a great thing though. i started knitting when i was a single parent because i couldnt afford to buy clothes for ds. my gran died and left yarn etc so i had ago. i know there will be a lot of esp single mom's out there that will be very very appricative of eveything you are doing :yay:

dustinac
09-03-2008, 08:23 AM
Have you thought of crocheting a hat? Thats how I usually do them. and thanks to everyone volunteering mittens and hats.:woohoo:

:think: I hadn't thought of that...I'm just a beginner with crochet...

I was determined. I bought a round loom set and was able to make a really simple hat on it to match my scarf. Like I said, it wasn't anything fancy...but, very servicable to keep a head warm.:woohoo:

:yay: That's great!!

My hats always end up to big or to small...maybe this year they will fit :rofl:

I haven't had a chance to even co to the 2nd mitten but I'm hoping to this morning...we are heading out to the library for story time so I should be able to knit for an hour :yay:

MAmaDawn
09-03-2008, 10:31 AM
My hats always end up to big or to small...maybe this year they will fit :rofl:

Maybe go for one for a 4 year old, then if it's too small it may fit a small 3 year old or too big a bigger 5 year old...

nicolejc83
09-03-2008, 01:48 PM
I finished my first pair of mittens yesterday for my dd using plymouth tweed in a purply type yarn. OMG I didn't think it would be so easy. I used the pattern from afgahs to Afgahns.

Karina
09-03-2008, 02:20 PM
I finished my first mitten ever today.

I also used the afghans pattern, or at least that was my intentions. I tried using one strand of worsted yarn and the mittens seemd quite thin when thinking of the - temperatures you quoted in your post. I double stranded the yarn and used a 4mm needle cast on 24 stitches knitted flat for about 1-2 inches and then the same again in the round in 2x2 rib. increased two stitches and then knitted the hand with 26 stitches. I decreased like you do for a sock and did a 3 needle bind-off. Thumb i did as instructed. the glove is quite a firm and thick fabric more like a felted fabric. thought it would take a bit longer for the wet to soak through. The glove is a little big for my 2.5 year old but to small for my 7 year old, so imagine it will fit a 3-4 year old.

wear it long to keep the wrist/arm warm or folded.

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dustinac
09-03-2008, 02:23 PM
Karina~It looks great :woot:

Nicolejc83~:happydance: Yay for making a pair and I can't wait to see them!!

MamaDawn~:think: never thought of that thanks!!

nicolejc83
09-03-2008, 02:38 PM
Karina, it is like you were reading my mind. I am definitly going to have to make another pair for her as they were very thin. I was thinking of using a bulky yarn or just worsted but making a longer cuff and the bigger size then felting them. IDK what I will do next.

MainelyKnitting
09-03-2008, 02:49 PM
I finished my first pair of mittens yesterday for my dd using plymouth tweed in a purply type yarn. OMG I didn't think it would be so easy. I used the pattern from afgahs to Afgahns.

:woohoo: First pair, that's great!!
I'm glad that the pattern worked out for you, I use it all the time, with some slight variations in yarn and needle size.

I finished my first mitten ever today.

I also used the afghans pattern, or at least that was my intentions. I tried using one strand of worsted yarn and the mittens seemd quite thin

:woohoo: First pair, that's great!!
I thought it was just me with the sizing on those, but now that two of you have said the same thing, I guess it's not just me. I do like the pattern though, and feel it's pretty straightforward for those doing their first pair.


With that pattern, I have used two strands of sport with a size 6 dpn and a ww & sport with the size 7. Depending on the yarn and needles, I have gone as small as a size 4 and as large as a size 8 dpn.

I'm glad to hear that two more people have joined the fun of mittens, I remember my first pair. When I finished my thought was "Why did I think these were going to be so hard"? :teehee:

TrikkeAddict
09-03-2008, 04:04 PM
I'm joining this mitten KAL and using the pattern you all seem to be making them from. I started my first one yesterday and got stuck when it said to cast on 2 stitches after putting the thumb stitches on a holder. My question is, how do you cast on stitches within an object???

I'm going to frog the whole thing and start again using 2 strands of yarn after reading your comments about the thinness of the mitten. I only have size 8 dpns so I'm going to have to use them. I hope that will be okay. The only size I have smaller than the 8s are size 4, which I'm sure won't work well. I've been wanting to get more needles so this will be a good excuse to get size 5 to 7!!! Now I wish I had two sets of the needles so I could make both mittens at the same time!!!

Any help with the cast-on will be greatly appreciated!!!

Susan

nicolejc83
09-03-2008, 04:08 PM
I just put two backward loops on my needle and then knit around. hope that helps

dustinac
09-03-2008, 04:08 PM
I'm joining this mitten KAL and using the pattern you all seem to be making them from. I started my first one yesterday and got stuck when it said to cast on 2 stitches after putting the thumb stitches on a holder. My question is, how do you cast on stitches within an object??? Susan

Hi Susan and welcome to the KAL...you can use the Single Cast on (aka backward loop) but I have found this can 'cause gap and not very nice to knit from...I use the Knitting-On...if you need to just turn your work around to co those 2 sts this way and then turn your work back. Here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on)is a link to the videos of the 2 cast ons :thumbsup:

MainelyKnitting
09-03-2008, 04:08 PM
I think you'll do fine with 2 strands of ww and size 8 needles. I've made many with size 6 and one strand, but I suppose we all knit with different gauges, so we'll all find our own way of doing it. I think you'll be pleased with using the 8's.

As far as casting on two, my first pair I didn't know what they meant either and I"m sure that what I'm doing isn't "correct", but I couldn't find anything to explain it, either. What I do is loop it around my finger and then onto the needle. It works out, so I guess as long as there is a loop on there, you'll be ok. I wish I could be of more help in that area, it's just hard to explain how I loop it.

susi
09-03-2008, 04:34 PM
im buying the bits i need at the weekend. can anyone recomend a really easy kids mitten pattern please?N i'm going to be doing magic loop (i have adapted sock dpn's to magic loop so planned to do the same with the mittens).

i'm buying yarn, i was thining of bulky yarn so ds is toasty warm
any surgestions please?

thank you :)

dustinac
09-03-2008, 04:53 PM
i'm buying yarn, i was thining of bulky yarn so ds is toasty warm
any surgestions please? thank you :)

Here (http://www.bestillandknit.com/mittens)is a family mitten pattern that uses bulky weight
Here (http://www.kategilbert.com/freepatterns/gifted.pdf)is another pattern that breaks down a variety of sizes using bulky... (pdf file)

:happydance:

nicolejc83
09-03-2008, 05:14 PM
Well, I just frogged my second pair of mittens, egads whisper yarn is a bear doubled up and I just kept loosing track. So now I am balling up a hank of cascadia heathers 220 to make ds a pair of mittens. its this beautiful turquoise color and I will be doubling up the strands. Also going to donate the first mittens to afgans for afgans, seeing as they came out a bit thin for what my kids need, they should still be good for a cool climate, not fridgid like ours.

MainelyKnitting
09-03-2008, 05:22 PM
I thought I should mention that I have used that Afghans for Afghans pattern almost exclusively for the children. But, I also come out with very different size mittens, depending on the yarn and needles. I just went to take some pics of some to show you all, but my batteries are dead and my step-son has my charger, so it will have to be later.

For instance, there are two sizes in the pattern. I have had that second size come out large enough for a large women's hand, and I went right by the pattern, yet another pair with a different brand of ww yarn fits my 6 y/0 gd. It's just that ww yarn has it's differences and I think even for those of us who knit everyday, our gauge can be different, depending on our moods, lol, and of course our gauges are going to differ from each others, as well.

I guess I'm just trying to say that I've made many pairs with ww yarn without putting any other yarn with it and others it seemed too thin and I had to add in baby or sport yarn. It's just a matter of trying it out yourself, with whatever yarn/needles you have and going from there on the gauge. Maybe make by the pattern for the first pair, then you'll know what changes you'll have to make.

Think of all the warm little hands this year from all of us working on this!
:woohoo:

Shandeh
09-03-2008, 09:24 PM
I finished my first pair of mittens yesterday for my dd using plymouth tweed in a purply type yarn.
Congratulations! :cheering:
I finished my first mitten ever today.
Great job! :thumbsup:
I'm joining this mitten KAL and using the pattern you all seem to be making them from.
Welcome to the KAL, Susan! :hug:
Think of all the warm little hands this year from all of us working on this!
:woohoo:
I agree! Woo Hoo! :muah:

TrikkeAddict
09-03-2008, 10:02 PM
I thought I should mention that I have used that Afghans for Afghans pattern almost exclusively for the children. But, I also come out with very different size mittens, depending on the yarn and needles. :


Well, I almost finished my first mitten - just have to do the thumb. The funny thing is, it fits me!!!! And my hand is not small. And I used the smaller of the two sizes!!! I used 2 strands of Wool-Ease and size 8 dpns. I'm working on the second mitten now and I'll keep this pair for myself - then I'll try to figure out how to use the same yarn and needles and make smaller mittens!!!!

Can someone with a 3 to 5 year old child tell me how big their hands are?? I don't have any small children by me so I can't measure any little hands!!!

Thanks,
Susan

nicolejc83
09-04-2008, 02:13 AM
The mittens I made to fit my four year old measure 6.5 inches cuff to tip, however I would add another three-four inches to the cuff, which is what I am doing with the second pair. You might try sport weight mixed with worsted on size 6 or 7 needles, 6 for the cuff 7 for the hand seems to be working for me.

nicolejc83
09-04-2008, 02:15 AM
BTW, my four year old is a little on the small side and the mittens I made the first time are a little to big for her both in the wrist and the hand, I would say 8-9 inches cuff to tip for a 3 year old with a four inch cuff and add an inch for each year after that, half an inch to the cuff and half to the hand.

MainelyKnitting
09-04-2008, 04:55 AM
The mittens I made to fit my four year old measure 6.5 inches cuff to tip, however I would add another three-four inches to the cuff, which is what I am doing with the second pair. You might try sport weight mixed with worsted on size 6 or 7 needles, 6 for the cuff 7 for the hand seems to be working for me.

That's a good idea for the cuff. I always make a long cuff (4" or more) because I can so vividly remember playing outside in the winter as a child and the snow getting up under my coat sleeves and how badly the "snow burn" would hurt on my arm. So now, I always make a long cuff to help keep their arms warm. ;)

kellyh57
09-04-2008, 02:34 PM
You want to hear something CRAZY? I was out shopping on Friday and visited my favorite yarn store. I just happened to be in the area, but didn't have any plans on buying anything in particular. I saw some awesome self-patterning yarn and they had a mitten made out of it near it. I HAD to have it. I'm a sucker for self-patterning/self-striping! (Anything to make me look more talented without the work is great, right???) Anyway, I bought it and planned on making mittens. Come to find out on Monday that you're doing a knit-a-long here for it! So, my first mittens are just for me, but depending on how well I like it, I may make some more! Here's my yarn. (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=971) It's the Yucatan color.

Kelly

Shandeh
09-04-2008, 05:37 PM
I used that same yarn in the color "veracruz" for my wrist warmers! It used to have a different name, though. I guess that yarn company sold out or something. :think:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/242/461034867_13a2324095_m.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/105244827_7cf26f975d_m.jpg

I like it, because the patterning of the stripes reminds me of piano keys!

TrikkeAddict
09-05-2008, 10:05 AM
The mittens I made to fit my four year old measure 6.5 inches cuff to tip, however I would add another three-four inches to the cuff, which is what I am doing with the second pair. You might try sport weight mixed with worsted on size 6 or 7 needles, 6 for the cuff 7 for the hand seems to be working for me.

Nicole, I only have worsted weight yarn and size 8 dpns are the only large size I have- which isn't working for that pattern. I'm trying today to use size 4 dpns, the next smallest size that I have with one strand of worsted weight. I just started the cuff so I can't tell yet if it will be the right size.

I'm sure that I can use the double strand of worsted weight with the size 8s if I have measurements of a child's hand. Making the length is easy, but I need to know how wide a child's hand is too. Also the length from thumb to fingertips and the length of the thumb.

I tried yesterday to make a smaller mitten (using double strand WW and Size 8 dpn). The mitten ended up being not quite 2.5 inches wide, the thumb is 2 inches - measured at the outside, and the hand is 4 inches, with another 3.5 inches for the cuff. It looks pretty small but I'm sure it would fit some child's hand - just not sure if it will fit the target child's hand - 3 -5 years old.

If someone could measure a child's hand, or measure a child's mitten and let me know those particular measurements, I think I can make mittens the right size by altering the number of stitches I start with. Otherwise, I won't be able to donate any small mittens to the Head Start program.

Thanks,
Susan

MainelyKnitting
09-05-2008, 11:04 AM
If someone could measure a child's hand, or measure a child's mitten and let me know those particular measurements, I think I can make mittens the right size by altering the number of stitches I start with. Otherwise, I won't be able to donate any small mittens to the Head Start program.

Thanks,
Susan

Hi Susan!

I have these children's measurements from a website. I'm not sure which one, since I wrote this down by hand, but it will give you a little bit of sizing to go by.

Child Size 4-5
Hand Circumference 5 1/2"
Hand Length 4 3/4"
Thumb Length 1 1/2"

Child Size 6-8
Hand Circumference 6 1/4"
Hand Length 5 1/2"
Thumb Length 1 3/4"

Child Size 10-12
Hand Circumference 7"
Hand Length 5 3/4"
Thumb Length 2"

I hope this helps! :thumbsup:

TrikkeAddict
09-05-2008, 11:17 AM
Thank you so much!!! I think that will help a lot!!!! I'll use the double strand of worsted weight with size 8 dpns and 20 stitches and I think that will work well for thick mittens for little hands.

I hope to get my first pair done today!!!

Thanks again,
Susan

MainelyKnitting
09-05-2008, 11:21 AM
Thank you so much!!! I think that will help a lot!!!! I'm so glad it came in handy, you're very welcome!

I hope to get my first pair done today!!!

:woohoo:
That's great!

I'm having fun making the charity mittens and I'm using up a lot of scraps that I had and wow... am I getting some colorful mittens! :knitting:

nicolejc83
09-05-2008, 06:23 PM
4 1/2 in wrist to fingertip
4 1/2 wrist cicumference
1 1/2 inches thumb length
2 1/2 inches palm width

Actual measurements from my four year old

hope that helps

TrikkeAddict
09-05-2008, 09:29 PM
4 1/2 in wrist to fingertip
4 1/2 wrist cicumference
1 1/2 inches thumb length
2 1/2 inches palm width

Actual measurements from my four year old

hope that helps

Thank you so much!! I'm on the right track - the pair I have almost finished are only slightly bigger than those measurements. And the second pair I'm working on are about the same, just a little bit shorter than the first pair. I have 3 mittens almost done - just have to do the thumbs. And the 4th mitten I just started.

Thanks again,

Susan

Duessa
09-06-2008, 01:27 AM
Ok, i'm starting my armwarmers and I decided to do them on DPNs so they will stripe like the hat did. GRR I'm irritated with it. :hair:

Anyway, before I even get past the ribbing, how do I make the thumb hole? It HAS to be tough, these will be for my skateboarding brother and the thumb hole will probably take a great deal of stress!

TIA

MainelyKnitting
09-06-2008, 05:58 AM
If I knew how the pattern read I could help you out. Is it a pattern on the 'net that I could look at?

Basically there are two ways of doing the thumbs, so without knowing how the pattern goes, it's hard for me to say.

There's a gusset thumb and a peasant thumb - I'm not sure if those are the correct terms, but that's how I refer to them. They're done in different ways, but neither is hard as long as the directions are followed. I've made countless gloves, fingerless gloves and mittens and it just depends on the author's choice as to which type is called for.

Duessa
09-06-2008, 06:30 AM
LOL, I'm not using a pattern, just measurements and a little intuition.

dustinac
09-07-2008, 02:51 PM
:happydance: I'm starting the decreases on Roo's 2nd mitten...then I'm going to get started on my son's...gotta chart it all out though :teehee:

MainelyKnitting
09-07-2008, 07:25 PM
:happydance: I'm starting the decreases on Roo's 2nd mitten...then I'm going to get started on my son's...gotta chart it all out though :teehee:

That's great! :woohoo:

What are you graphing?

I have always wanted to graph something onto mittens and am open to suggestions... anything simple... any suggestions?
BTW, I've never read a graph. :shrug:

dustinac
09-07-2008, 09:30 PM
What are you graphing?

:think: Well he is really big into Pokemon so asked for something like that...I thought of doing the Pokemon ball on the front...but then thought he might like the chracter better...I need to print out some graph paper and figure out the best way...

Reading a graph/chart is easy and I like them better than written instructions...if you are knitting in the round then you read every line from right to left. If you knit the piece flat then the odds are read right to left and the evens are read left to right :thumbsup:

You can chart out almost anything...here is a pair I just made for my dh to wear to the WVU games...that is if after this last game he keeps his tickets:oo:

The hardest part was coming up with something he would wear...and he wanted a square top on them :rofl:

MainelyKnitting
09-08-2008, 06:18 PM
Reading a graph/chart is easy and I like them better than written instructions...if you are knitting in the round then you read every line from right to left. If you knit the piece flat then the odds are read right to left and the evens are read left to right :thumbsup:

You can chart out almost anything...here is a pair I just made for my dh to wear to the WVU games...that is if after this last game he keeps his tickets:oo:

GREAT job on those, wow... I am totally impressed!!!
:woohoo:
Thanks for showing me those!

It sounds much easier to do it in the round then (reading the pattern), at least for me, lol! Do you know of any sites where I could get graphs for simple patterns to put on mittens? I'd appreciate anything at all.

Shandeh
09-08-2008, 09:08 PM
Beautiful, Dustina! :heart:

MainelyKnitting, there is an online graphing program, that you can use for free to make your own chart of anything. It's called "knitPro".
http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro.htm

It's really fun to use. I've played with it before, just uploading little .gif or .jpg files from my computer.

You can find an image online that you like, then copy and paste it into MS Paint. Then, you could upload that image into knitPro to make a graph for your knitting.

MainelyKnitting
09-09-2008, 06:30 AM
Thanks Shandeh! :hug: I'll give it a try today, as I do have a few images saved that might look good on some mittens.

I did find a site that has some graphs, but most of them are too large for mittens and since I wanted to start small, I bookmarked it for later. If anyone is interested, you can see the knitting graphs I found HERE (http://www.breienmetplezier.nl/Breipatronen/cont_knittpat.htm). I figured if I could find one site, I may find another...

dustinac
09-09-2008, 08:43 AM
MainelyKnitting,

Here (http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/index.html)is a website with all kind of charts too, I like to go through them as well.

Also (http://www.helloyarn.com/genericnorwegianmitten.htm)here is a link to a blank mitten on chart paper that might help to get you started (it shows a pirate mitten but if you click on the link to the side you get the blank pattern)

Here (http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/matrix/e-index.html)is where I go to figure out my chart paper

I also like to use this (http://www.pcstitch.com/)...you can download a free trial version too :thumbsup:

I also use the link that Sandy provided below :thumbsup:

:happydance: I finished my little girl's mittens now I'm waiting for the sun to come out, then I'll take a picture :happydance:

Thank you for the kind words on my dh's mittens..they are not what I had pictured but he wouldn't wear those...so these will do since he will wear them :rofl:

MainelyKnitting
09-09-2008, 01:12 PM
Thank you for the links! I've been sitting here looking through all the graphs on that one site and wow... there's a lot of nice pictures that could be knit. Of course, now I have to learn how to work with multi-colors, as in how to keep the non-working yarn behind the other, etc. I think that it will be fun though and I really want to do some of these!

:happydance: I finished my little girl's mittens now I'm waiting for the sun to come out, then I'll take a picture :happydance:

Thank you for the kind words on my dh's mittens..they are not what I had pictured but he wouldn't wear those...so these will do since he will wear them :rofl:

GREAT - I'll look forward to the pictures! I really need to get my battery charger back from my step-son so I can use my camera to show you all some of my projects. :X:

dustinac
09-09-2008, 01:51 PM
Here (http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Streamingvideo.htm)is a video on two handed fair isle, I use to carry both colors in my left hand, but now do this. I find I get better tension.

Yes, get your charger back we wanna see your projects :woot:

Here are the mittens (we still haven't seen much of the sun today) and I haven't blocked them yet :teehee:
Pattern: Rosie Mittens (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10067666)
Needle: Size 4 Magic Looped
Yarn: Encore Worsted in Hot Pink and White (she chose the colors)
Change: For some reason the decreases for the fingers didn't come out for me so I had to make it work for me.

Shandeh
09-09-2008, 05:10 PM
Beautiful! :thud:

Karina
09-10-2008, 04:19 AM
Love the Mittens Dustina. I looked at the pattern, I thought it was for an adult. did you adapt them to make them fit your daughter?

dustinac
09-10-2008, 08:03 AM
Thanks guys :hug:

Love the Mittens Dustina. I looked at the pattern, I thought it was for an adult. did you adapt them to make them fit your daughter?
Hey Karina, the Rosie mittens the pattern is for a child I think 3-4 but Roo is almost 5...the pattern calls for a dk weight though and I used a worsted :thumbsup:

Shandeh
09-11-2008, 02:45 AM
Heads up, my friends!

There is a charity called "Head Start" that needs our help, and it goes perfectly with our monthly knit-along.

You can read about it in our charity forum:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83282

MainelyKnitting
09-11-2008, 07:26 AM
Here (http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Streamingvideo.htm)is a video on two handed fair isle, I use to carry both colors in my left hand, but now do this. I find I get better tension.

Yes, get your charger back we wanna see your projects

Thanks for the links, I really appreciate it. I still haven't got the charger back but hope to soon. :roll:



Here are the mittens (we still haven't seen much of the sun today) and I haven't blocked them yet



Those are awesome, Dustinac! I have been looking through a lot of charts since getting some links here and am really excited to try some of this! I want to finish up a few things first, but I really think that this will be fun and a learning experience for me. That rose pattern is gorgeous! My dgd loves roses and I'm sure she'd love those.

dustinac
09-11-2008, 05:35 PM
I thought I would start my son's mittens today...so I asked him what he would like on them Pokemon wise. He said "mom, not Pokemon anymore!" so I asked what would you like? "A race car driving through flames" :oo: ...I'm going to have to think on this one for awhile...

Sandy~Thanks for the link:thumbsup:

MainelyKnitting~I'm sure she would! :happydance:

Shandeh
09-11-2008, 11:11 PM
.....He said "mom, not Pokemon anymore!" so I asked what would you like? "A race car driving through flames" :oo: ...
Whoa! He's growin' up! :teehee:

dustinac
09-12-2008, 02:27 PM
Whoa! He's growin' up! :teehee:

:rofl: He is but next week it could be Pokemon again...I think I'm going to try the gloves next and then ask him again...I have a feeling he will change his mind...so far since I first asked him (when I started Roo's) we have had Spiderman, bad Spiderman, Bakugan, Pokemon, and now flames/car...:rofl:

MainelyKnitting
09-12-2008, 10:01 PM
I have a feeling he will change his mind...so far since I first asked him (when I started Roo's) we have had Spiderman, bad Spiderman, Bakugan, Pokemon, and now flames/car...:rofl:


Have you seen these (http://dawnprickett.blogspot.com/2007/12/spiderman-mittens-free-pattern.html)? :teehee:

MainelyKnitting
09-14-2008, 09:16 AM
When I joined the KAL, I was going to donate all of the mittens to the local battered women's shelter. Then, my daughter asked me about donating some to my granddaughter's Head Start class and I coudln't say no, so now I'm doing both!

Here's a picture of the mittens I've done so far for my dgd's Head start class (almost halfway there!). Later, I will take a picture of the ones I have so far for the Battered Women's Shelter donation (they're upstairs so I have to wait to get them down here).

The small, leftover bits of yarn were overwhelming me so I figured why not try to make these mittens as colorful and funky as I could? So, these are what I have come up with! I am trying to come up with as many color combinations as I can with the scraps I have. I think by the time I get done I'll have used up most of those small bits of yarn that I didn't know what I'd do with! :woohoo:

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo278/Mainely4Knitting/IM000911.jpg

TrikkeAddict
09-14-2008, 10:29 AM
They look great!!! Makes mine look not so great because all of mine are solid colors. But I didn't have any leftover yarns from other projects since I just start knitting about 6 weeks ago!!!

I'm almost done with the mittens, just have 4 pair to put thumbs on. I think I made a total of 9 pair. Now I'm making some hats to go with them - I'm on my third hat this morning. When I finish the yarn that I have I'll send them off to Alaska - and I'll wait till the yarn goes on sale again before I start making more. That way it will give me some time to work on some of my UFOs!!!

Susan

MainelyKnitting
09-14-2008, 12:22 PM
Thanks!

I'm sure yours look great too! I really felt bad (more like "cheap") at first just using up the scraps, but it was kinda fun to work with all the colors to try to come up with combinations that I liked and that I thought might look good together, and I really needed to clean up that scrap bag. I'm still amazed at how far a little, tiny ball of leftover yarn goes towards this size mitten! I had wished I had enough yarn to make them solid colors, but now I guess I'm okay with the idea of making them with the scraps since it has been fun. The only "not so fun part" is working in all the ends from changing colors. :doh:

Just think, next year you'll have lots of scraps to use for just such an occasion!

9 pair? That's great! :woohoo:
I used to wait to put the thumbs on, too. Now, I find that if I wait I just dread it for some reason, so I do them as I go.

I was thinking of making some hats too, but I'm not sure since I'm slow on knitting hats and I still have quite a few of them to make for presents (Christmas) and just some to keep the grandkids warm, so I may or may not make a few for the charity knitting, I guess time will tell. If I do make any, I'll probably crochet them, though.

Shandeh
09-14-2008, 02:07 PM
..........The small, leftover bits of yarn were overwhelming me so I figured why not try to make these mittens as colorful and funky as I could? So, these are what I have come up with! I am trying to come up with as many color combinations as I can with the scraps I have.
What a great idea! You've done a wonderful thing. :thumbsup:
I'm almost done with the mittens, just have 4 pair to put thumbs on. I think I made a total of 9 pair.
You GO girl! :woohoo:

auntcrafty
09-15-2008, 11:52 AM
When I worked for Androscoggin HS & CC, the funky multicolored mittens were the ones the kiddos chose first. They loved the different colors. The staff really appreciated all the mittens & hats we received from area knitters.

The mittens are wonderful!

auntcrafty
09-15-2008, 12:18 PM
Here are pictures of my first mitten! I used this (http://www.pinkargyle.com/mini-mitten-ornaments.html) pattern. It was lots of fun to make and I've been experimenting with another sock yarn & a bamboo yarn that has pretty colors.

50029

Used Patons Kroy Sock in "Kool Stripes"

50030

Love how the striping looks like I changed colors.

Now I want to make ones big enough to fit my nieces & nephew.

susi
09-15-2008, 01:10 PM
I've finally done mine, there just baby mittens. I will sort the camera out and post a piccy.

Sorry i havent done before there just hasnt been enough hours in the day

Duessa
09-15-2008, 01:11 PM
here are my Lil'Bros arm warmers! YAY

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/Sheadra/313279769_1067758899_0.jpg

MainelyKnitting
09-15-2008, 05:16 PM
When I worked for Androscoggin HS & CC, the funky multicolored mittens were the ones the kiddos chose first. They loved the different colors. The staff really appreciated all the mittens & hats we received from area knitters.

The mittens are wonderful!

I am hoping they do like the colorful, ha ha! Like I said earlier, at first I felt cheap just using scraps, but when I showed the mittens to a few children, they seemed to really like them so I guess they will be good for the program! My daughter talked to one of the women that helps with the children and they are very excited about the upcoming donation - she mentioned that these days they don't get as many donations as in years past.


Here are pictures of my first mitten!
Those are adorable!!! I have always wanted to make mini mittens and socks. Great job!! :woohoo:


I've finally done mine, there just baby mittens. I will sort the camera out and post a piccy.

Sorry i havent done before there just hasnt been enough hours in the day
Baby mittens are a great way to start - can't wait to see the pics you post! I made a pair of mittens for my 3 1/2 month old granddaughter and sent them in the mail last week (it's cold here already, haha). My daughter called me today to ask if I could make another pair and this time leave a hole so that the baby could have her thumb stick out - I guess she got quite mad when she couldn't feel her thumb. :teehee:


here are my Lil'Bros arm warmers!
Those are great - I love the length and color! I bet he'll love 'em!!
I just made my baby brother's gifts for the holidays (he's still my baby bro even tho he's 36!). I made him a pair of knucks and a skull cap in black.

Shandeh
09-15-2008, 05:59 PM
Here are pictures of my first mitten!
How adorable! :inlove: I know what I want to make now. :teehee:

I've finally done mine, there just baby mittens. I will sort the camera out and post a piccy.
Can't wait to see it!
here are my Lil'Bros arm warmers! YAY

Yay is right! :thumbsup:

Duessa
09-15-2008, 10:00 PM
The pattern for the arm warmers was SO simple! Here is the link! http://www.whatifknits.com/?cat=24

I want to make the squidge cloth from this site too!

susi
09-16-2008, 12:06 PM
the mitten piccy :) . i cant post a propper piccy as my computer sends me a silly message in french that i cant understand at all. i did follow i think its jans instructions and still it wont allow me, ahh its not been right since ds touched it :teehee: .

anyway, this is the link, again sorry its a link. i will get dp to look at it when he's here next week

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii175/alexandresmumma/mittens003.jpg

I loved knitting them so have already found my next pair on ravelry to make ds. hopefully i will be getting them done by the end of the m๙onth too if i can

Shandeh
09-16-2008, 08:46 PM
I'll try to post it:

susi
09-17-2008, 02:52 AM
Thank you, Jan jas told me where i went wrong so i know for next time. Im sooo bad with computers its unreal.

LilHuskiesFootBallMom
09-17-2008, 07:02 PM
this reminds me of something i wrote into Jen Singer (mommasaid.net) about mittens in may... my son's kidnergarten class was doing a spring concert on the seasons and he needed mittens, not gloves. I ended up staying up all night crocheting them (started from a pattern i found on lionbrand, decided I didn't like the way it was going so i "modified" it and made him some red, white, and green striped ones that he still wears).... only to have the teachers decide to NOT use mittens after all!!!

But yeah, count me in. I was thinking of doing some mittens anyway to clean out some stash :)

Shandeh
09-18-2008, 09:34 AM
....I ended up staying up all night crocheting them.... only to have the teachers decide to NOT use mittens after all!!!
OMG! I would have told the teachers that you wanted detailed written reports about your child, and then when they finished them, just hand them back and say you don't need them. :teehee:

TrikkeAddict
09-18-2008, 12:23 PM
Finally took pictures of the mittens I've knitted for Head Start.

http://www.pbase.com/soozin/image/103306664

Certainly nothing fancy, but I hope they will keep some child's hands warm this winter!!!

nicolejc83
09-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Those mittens are awesome!

kellyh57
09-18-2008, 06:26 PM
I finished my mittens. I'm not good enough to get the stripes lined up though. I tried, but I didn't realize that the purple repeated more than once in the pattern. Oh well! They're unique and you can definitely tell that they aren't machine-made! For the first time in my life I'm anxious for winter so I can wear them! I'm ready to go buy the kids their winter coats so I can make matching mittens for them too! (I bought some glow in the dark yarn to do a stripe in them too...cheesy, I know!!!)

Kelly

Shandeh
09-18-2008, 11:39 PM
Great job on the mittens everyone! :cheering:

dustinac
09-21-2008, 08:27 PM
:woot: I love everyone's mittens!!

Thank you for the Spiderman Mitten pattern too :yay:

I'm sorry I wasn't able to keep up with this thread, but thanks to Ike we lost internet last Sunday afternoon and then power Sunday evening...we just got the power back yesterday morning and the internet yesterday around 5. We are thankful that we didn't get hit as hard as some in town and of course those further south than us. We are happy to have HOT water again though :teehee: . I'm also happy to say I finished a project I started back in Jan.

MommaG
09-25-2008, 12:16 AM
So I am taking part in the KAL as well and didn't even know that was this months KAL. I bought some beautiful yarn from the thrift store and thought it would be nice to make up some wrist warmers for myself out of it as I need to make myself something for once. And I meed wrist warmers as I like to knit while waiting for the bus after work and it gets chilly while doing it. I have one done and the second started it is really a simple pattern that I am doing here is a link to it http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/fjord-kidm-fingerless.html no shaping so very simple. Will post pics once I am done.

Shandeh
09-25-2008, 03:13 PM
Ooo! Those will be toasty warm! cloud9

nicolejc83
09-29-2008, 01:30 PM
Its nearing the end of the month and I have made one pair of mittens with two more sets on the needles. I would love to put pics online but my silly camera won't work. Just wondering where everyone else is on their mitten count?

TrikkeAddict
09-30-2008, 08:00 AM
Hi Nicole,

I made 9 pairs of mittens before switching to hats. I sent the mittens and the 20 hats that I made to Play N Learn - they received them yesterday according to UPS. I just hope that they fit!!!

dustinac
09-30-2008, 08:10 AM
:yay: You guys did great!! :woot:

I made Roo's pair and then the gloves I finished for the fair...I still have to make Isaiah's pair, gloves, and snowbird mittens :teehee:

auntcrafty
09-30-2008, 08:31 PM
Its nearing the end of the month and I have made one pair of mittens with two more sets on the needles. I would love to put pics online but my silly camera won't work. Just wondering where everyone else is on their mitten count?

I made four individual mini mitten ornaments using various yarns and fell in love with making mittens. I had to make a trip to the LYS last Friday so I could find the right size DPN to make some for the nieces & nephew for Christmas. I'll cut back on the other things for them so I can get these done. I told my mother I was starting to make some & if they didn't fit anyone to put them in the CMP or Coats for Kids boxes. I will also make more ornaments -- it's such a quick & easy project.

Shandeh
09-30-2008, 10:48 PM
Everyone has done a WONDERFUL job! :thumbsup:

Unfortunately, I didn't make a single mitten. :pout:
BAD Sandy! BAD Sandy! :teehee:

This month was super busy for me though, with finishing up a lot of the Oddball charity projects, and planning an embroidery class for a group of home-schoolers....as well as dealing with a teenager in our house for the first time in several years. :shock:

I'll try to do better with next month's knit-along. :thumbsup:

nicolejc83
10-01-2008, 02:14 PM
As of this morning there is one and a half inches of snow on the ground outside my front door. I wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who made mittens and hats for the head start kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susi
10-07-2008, 04:07 PM
Since I've been away I've made 10 pairs (1 just needs sewing up) other than that all done. hen i get my comp running i'll post some piccy (on my mums laptop now).