Thursday, January 4, 2007

Camouflage Mittens


Yes...you read it correctly, I am making camo mitts. The yarn is from my stash, woot woot! It doesn't even have the ball band on it anymore, but my guess is bernat because I think they have the camouflage shades. Now, you're probably wondering why I'm making camo mitts? The mitts are for my best friend Kerri's hubby, he's in the military and I thought Kerri and him would get a kick out of them. They are cute though, even if he's not a mitt guy. I thought he could wear them outside with their boys or something since it is freezing in Manitoba. I am contemplating making an ear flap had to match, I just haven't decided yet because I still have to knit Kerri the hat she wanted. :-) I'm busting in on the stash with this project, how sweet is that? This is also my first time knitting mitts in the round and I'm loving it. It's also been over a year since I've made mitts and I have to live up to the title of my name. As far as patterns go, I'm not really using one. I just looked at a few patterns for men so I could get the correct number of stitches on the needles and steps for the gusset and top shaping. I'm using my new dpns I got for Christmas (3.5mm) as well. One mitt done and another on the needles, I'm almost done the ribbed cuff on the 2nd mitt. Mittens are such a quick knit, gotta love it! :-)

Well, I'm off to bake banana bread, Paisley wants to bake and I have 3 bananas that are really yellow and have brown spots on them (I will NOT eat banana's like that, they have to be slightly green for me to eat them).

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Great mitts! It seems to be a trend, my friend has made camo mitts and a blanket. Her beloved is the military also.