Friday, December 15, 2006

Mittens!


I wish I had a better picture, but you get the general idea. They're my first mittens, so I'm quite pleased. I completely winged it converting to child size, and it pretty much worked out. I haven't figured out how to avoid the hole in the gusset; for reasons I didn't understand I seemed to create a hole even when I followed the directions exactly right. Then the second time, when I picked up extra stitches to compensate, I ended up with the slightly bulbous thumb you see on the right.
Oh well. They're very cute. I wish I'd made them out of softer yarn for her, maybe even acrylic, because I think the wool does itch. But she's being very sweet and wearing them and showing them off, making her mother proud.

Question of the day: Everyone tells me it's not worth darning socks, but what if your husband makes a hole in his the first time he wears them? Right in the middle of the sole? Martha Stewart was teaching Bette Midler to darn on her show today; maybe I'll try.

4 comments:

kathy in juneau said...

Adorable - model and mittens both! You've been busy!

Windansea said...

Cute mittens! I saw that Martha episode too - I kept wondering why Bette Midler doesn't have someone on staff that could darn those mittens for her!

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, I *so* love the mittens, they're absolutely cute - and so is the hat, by the way! As for darning socks - hmh, after wearing them for just one time? I think then it'd really be worth it to darn them, after all, you spent so much time making them, it'd be sad to see them go like that! Yay for darning in this case, I'd say!

Kim said...

Congrats on the mittens. They look great. About sock darning, I would darn that new sock and hope for the best. Maybe he needs to wear a different shoe.