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Shandeh
01-10-2009, 03:20 PM
My step-daughter is a big fan of Twilight, so I've decided to make some "Bella" mittens for her.

I plan on using some "Charcoal Mist" Lion Jiffy I just bought to make them. She prefers washable yarn, so it should work perfectly.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/3182946671_2d6be6451b_m.jpg

Here's the photo of the mittens on the website:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/3142565524_8a23372c48.jpg

Here's the Ravelry link:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bellas-mittens

And here's the link to the website for the pattern:
http://subliminalrabbit.blogspot.com/2008/12/bellas-mittens-updated-pattern.html

dustinac
01-10-2009, 03:24 PM
:happydance: I can't wait to see them!

craftymomma
01-10-2009, 04:26 PM
oooh!! me likes!!! :inlove:

rachael72knitter
01-11-2009, 11:36 AM
I love those mittens.

Plus, I'm a Twilight Junky.:aww:

mks22300
01-11-2009, 12:56 PM
Ooo, those look really nice, can't wait to see yours! :)

evona
01-11-2009, 05:33 PM
Very comfy looking. Can't wait to see them :)

margz3
01-11-2009, 06:14 PM
Ooh - can't wait to see them! Thanks for posting the link! My daughter would love them - added to my queue ;)

hheartstrongg
01-13-2009, 01:06 AM
oh my goddd. i WANT THESE.
please tell me if they're easy enough for a super beginner to do? my best friend would die if i made her a pair.

Shandeh
01-13-2009, 06:10 PM
oh my goddd. i WANT THESE. please tell me if they're easy enough for a super beginner to do? my best friend would die if i made her a pair.
Just take a look at the pattern. (The link is in my first post.) Read through it, and see if you understand it. If so, then you're ready for it! :wink:

ArtLady1981
01-13-2009, 06:13 PM
So cute! A member of our South Sound Knitter's Guild made these for her 16 yr old daugther, too. They were both at our monthly meeting this past Sunday!

Adorable little mitts, Sandy!

Ginnyb
01-13-2009, 06:17 PM
Would you have to use the magic loop method? I love these and my granddaughter would die for them, but I have tried magic loop only once and I just didn't get the hang of it.
Ginny

Shandeh
01-13-2009, 07:27 PM
I'll be using dpns.

Marria
01-13-2009, 07:28 PM
OK, I admit, I don't really have much of an interest in Twilight. But the mittens are awesome! :)

Shandeh
01-13-2009, 07:30 PM
I'm not a Twilight fan, either. :teehee:
But my step-daughter LIVES for it.

knitandpurl520
01-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Awesome.. I would love to make a couple pairs for friends (including me) because they look EXACTLY like Bella's mittens. I'm not a Twilight junkie, but I really did like those mittens! How hard are they?

Shandeh
01-26-2009, 01:16 AM
They are not difficult at all for me. I'm comfortable with knitting in the round, and I've done cables before.

Here's what I've done so far:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3334/3226893205_a4b04b9fb2_m.jpg

gargoylelib
01-26-2009, 02:10 AM
Those are looking good. I made myself a pair last week and was surprised at how quickly they knit up! I found the pattern to be very straightforward and "easy" for those wanting a second opinion :)

Have you seen this (http://hollyeknits.blogspot.com/2009/01/bellas-hat.html)hat? It was designed to match the Bella mittens. I made myself the set and am really enjoying them! :)

Libbie
(a too old closet Twilight fan)

KnittingNat
01-26-2009, 03:04 AM
They are lovely - look so cozy and warm:thumbsup:

dustinac
01-26-2009, 09:16 AM
:happydance: lookin' good!

WandaT
01-26-2009, 09:28 AM
They turned out wonderful!!! Great job!

Ginnyb
01-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Is there any adjustment to the pattern using the DPN"S rather than the magic loop?
Ginny

Shandeh
01-26-2009, 03:22 PM
Is there any adjustment to the pattern using the DPN"S rather than the magic loop? Ginny
Not for me...I'm just knitting each row as it's listed.
I don't think it makes any difference at all.

Ginnyb
01-26-2009, 03:59 PM
thank you shandeh! I can't wait to start these

Shandeh
02-17-2009, 07:48 PM
I finished one of the mittens! :woohoo:
Now, I'm starting the next one. Hopefully, it won't take a month to complete like the first one did. :teehee:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/3288222089_5f65a6bb8a.jpg

mks22300
02-17-2009, 08:18 PM
Looks great! :)

Dangles
02-18-2009, 04:53 AM
Wow, Sandy, you've done it again. It looks great!

Shandeh
02-18-2009, 10:13 AM
Thanks so much! :muah:

dustinac
02-18-2009, 10:46 AM
:thumbsup:Great job!

dibbs
02-19-2009, 02:00 AM
Those are great looking mittens Shandeh. The cables look very neat. Great color too!

If you don't mind, may I inquire as to the kind/brand of the DPNs you are using in your picture. I really need to buy a set of DPNs and was wondering if the plastic ones work as well as the bamboo kind. Do you have one special brand that you like to use when knitting mittens or smaller projects.

I know most people say it depends on the yarn, but I'm on a small budget for supplies and would like to get the best for the least amount of money. Thanks for any help you can give me.

dibbs - Trisha

Shandeh
02-19-2009, 01:52 PM
I'm using Lion Brand plastic dpn needles - I got them several years ago, and this is the first time they have worked well with a yarn. I guess it's because I'm using Lion Brand yarn! :teehee:
When I tried using sharper pointed needles, the yarn would split too easily. The dull points on these needles let the fluffy yarn flow nicely. :)

I usually prefer metal needles, because I'm such a tight knitter. I cannot use wooden needles at ALL, because my hands and arms just ACHE after using them. :pout:

But, everyone is different. The best thing for you to do is to try using different needles and different yarns until you find the right combination. I use metal for cotton and other non-slippery yarns. I use plastic for slippery yarns. Some people like to use wooden needles for slippery yarns.

dibbs
02-19-2009, 02:26 PM
I'm using Lion Brand plastic dpn needles - I got them several years ago, and this is the first time they have worked well with a yarn. I guess it's because I'm using Lion Brand yarn! :teehee:
When I tried using sharper pointed needles, the yarn would split too easily. The dull points on these needles let the fluffy yarn flow nicely. :)

I usually prefer metal needles, because I'm such a tight knitter. I cannot use wooden needles at ALL, because my hands and arms just ACHE after using them. :pout:

But, everyone is different. The best thing for you to do is to try using different needles and different yarns until you find the right combination. I use metal for cotton and other non-slippery yarns. I use plastic for slippery yarns. Some people like to use wooden needles for slippery yarns.
Thank you so much Shandeh. That's the information that I needed to help me in choosing dpns. I have some slippery yarn and I couldn't decide what kind of needles to use with it, so I borrowed a friends bamboo DPNs and they just didn't work for me. Like you said, my hands hurt like heck when I used them because I have RA.

Again, thanks so much for this useful info. I'll give the plastic needles a try. I think I saw some at Michaels the other day that weren't to expensive and would fit in my budget.

BTW, I wanted you to know that I think you're a great knitter and a great MOD. I admire your talent and love of knitting and especially the work you do for charity. :hug:
Thanks again - dibbs

Shandeh
02-19-2009, 02:29 PM
Thanks dibbs! :muah:
Good luck with finding the right needles for your knitting. :)