Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Hi Knitters! Today I'm still working on my new mitten design I started a few days ago. The mousies are done.
So once those were done I was very excited and went off to Michael's to get some more Wool-Ease. Then came the startling discovery that they stopped carrying it!! So I bought some Vanna's Choice, and that is where the trouble began.
Apparently my gauge with Vanna's Choice is quite looser. Whether that is because I don't like the feel of the yarn (it feels like plastic to me) or because it is slightly thicker yarn, I don't know. But I ended up with mittens that fit my boyfriend a lot better than me. And while it's a good thing that I will have some larger sizes, I'm not sure how many men are into wearing cutesy fox mittens....
I also tried to make a baby size mitten, but it turns out I'm not as good at proportions as I thought I was because they really didn't fit the intended recipient. It doesn't help that babies aren't keen on trying on mittens when they've got needles poking out this way and that. (Seriously. You should have seen my son's face.) The baby mittens still came out cute, though, so I'm posting a picture of the whole family of mittens ^_^

 And of course I have loaded up on Wool Ease for the other animals. ( I had to go to the other side of town to JoAnn. In other sad craft store news, Beverly's in my town has closed down.)

There is still much work to be done on these little guys before I have anything like a pattern done. I'm still not sure how I should format it, and I haven't decided if I am just going to post it to the blog or make it a Ravelry download. What do you guys prefer?

As always check out Tami's Amis for more wonderful works' in progress!!


  1. Such a cute family of mittens! I love the fox pattern, and the baby mitten is adorable :)

  2. You are doing an amazing job coming up with these fabulous designs! Looking forward to seeing your patterns ... I personally prefer a PDF as I like to easily print out patterns but you should definitely do what's easiest.

  3. I don't think anything could possibly be cuter! The little baby raccoon is my favorite!


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