Saturday, February 25, 2006

Party like it's 1848*!

That's right, tonight we're going to celebrate because we've struck gold -- Olympic gold!

Here are the lovely mittens, resting and blocking out all the inconsistencies:

day 16

And here are the palm sides -- I did manage to make a left and a right mitten.

reverse

And the stats:
Nordic Mittens from the Winter 2004 Interweave Knits
Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport (the yarn called for, just in different colors)
US #0 & #1 needles
Completed for the Yarn Harlot's 2006 Knitting Olympics
To be given to my sister as a birthday gift

I have almost enough yarn left to make a third pair of these mittens. They were fun, but not that much fun. The yarn will have to hang out until I can think of something else to make with it.

For now, back to reading!



* Maybe you're saying, "Just wait a minute here -- the gold rush was in 1849!" The story is that the main rush was in 1849 but they discovered gold before that -- duh -- they'd have to have a little time to spread the word before people could just drop everything and run to California. My opinion -- don't get your history from sports teams.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Oh those are really nice, I need to try something like them! So you have knit how many pair from how much yarn?