Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Lake's Edge Phenomenon
In the last year or so since learning how to knit I have made: four scarves, two pairs of socks, two sweater vests, one pair of booties, a throw and one rather challenging sweater. I decided it was time to try my hand at mittens (pun intended)!
Aside from wanting the experience, the other motivation was to use up some stash yarn I had laying about. I wanted something warm for the winter months but that would be soft too. After looking at several patterns on Ravelry, I decided on some long mittens with a cabled pattern and a thick, padded palm.
Now, I do feel like a bit of a hypocrite because technically these mittens are just like ones that were worn in one of the Twilight movies. You may recall that I posted about how I have grown tired over all the hype with that series. But in my defense, the pattern was free, it used up a lot of yarn, and the design is utterly adorable!
Pattern: Phenomenon by Carine Ancel
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Sandy Heather; unknown homespun/hand-dyed yarn in woodland colors bought at Goodwill.
Time Elapsed: a smidge over two weeks.
Modifications/Notes: I followed the pattern exactly as written but added a single crocheted band to the cuff in pretty woodland colors.
I have enjoyed wearing these mitts when I take my daughter to the bus stop in the morning. My only complaints are that their bulkiness make it very difficult to zip things up and it is a great challenge to photograph them creatively. Chunky mittens don't make very good models!