I want to write a very quick post today as I am out this evening. In December 2013 a mummy friend ordered mittens with a string for her husband’s colleague who was visiting from the US.
I used this DROPS Design pattern, which knit up really quickly in just a day.
I can’t actually remember what yarn I used, but I do know that I doubled the yarn to make the mittens warmer.
For the string I even knit an i-cord…I didn’t even do that for Luke’s mittens :-).
Pattern: Mittens by DROPS Design.
Yarn: Unknown yarn.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 13 December 2013.
Early this year I made two sets of wrist warmers for a good German friend of mine. I used this pattern for the first set.
I LOVE this pattern, the intricateness and laciness of it. It was a pleasure to knit it and I think it looks even better finished.
My friend picked the colour and I love it, I would actually like a pair for myself in this colour.
While the pattern is easy to knit it was a little time consuming, maybe because back when I was knitting them I hadn’t knitted in the round for a little while.
My friend loved them, especially the colour and how pretty the lace turned out.
The second pair of wrist warmers I knitted for my friend was this pattern.
I used DROPS Alpaca for this pair and I simply love the colour.
These were a little more delicate and very, very soft. I am not a huge fan of the lace of this pattern, but overall the pattern works really well I think.
But I do love the edges, they just add a little extra prettiness.
I finished these greyish coloured gloves for a friend and colleague some time ago, could have been before Christmas. The pattern is another great one from the folks over at Garnstudio.
The fingerless gloves were surprisingly easy to make. I remember making some gloves when I was at school and the fingers were particularly complicated. I might attempt gloves again, now that I know that they are not actually that difficult to make.
My friend chose to colour, which I think works really well, as it can be work with any other colour. I think they’ve worked out quite well and my friend really liked them. I’ve also made another pair for a friend for her birthday (pictures to come later) and I’m just finishing another pair in white that a friend is going to give to his mother.
I’ll try making some proper gloves, I’m sure there are some nice patterns on Garnstudio.
This year I was lucky enough to make some money off our Secret Santa at work. I made £5 by knitting a pair of wrist warmers for a colleague who had to give a present to another colleague who is always cold. Perfect present, don’t you think?