Pat's Knitting and Quilting
January 22, 2009
A special pair of mittens - I'll keep these for myself :-)
Pattern: " Maimu's Mittens" from Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush
The picture in the book shows little flower nupps, but the chart diagram shows crosses - I really liked the flowers so rewrote the chart to match the picture.
Another photo of my favorite part of these mittens....
out in the bright sunshine and snow ...
SO.....I frogged Irtfa'a! It 's a long story of indecision, but in a nutshell, I made a mistake on the cast on and just couldn't live with it. Every time I took out the shawl, I spent the 1st 20 minutes pulling and stretching the edge to see if it would smooth out with blocking - trying to convince myself - "oh don't worry Pat - it will be under your hair anyway". I couldn't persuade myself to keep going and (with great relief) finally ripped! (had only the last stitch pattern and edging to go)
Irtfa'a (above in her last photo) is being reincarnated.
Her beautiful BMFA Corvid Laci is now becoming...
a rectangular shawl from Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby called "Alpine Knit Scarf with double rose leaf center pattern and diamond border"(Ravelry pattern page) When I joined Ravelry in 2007, this was the 2nd project I queued - a gorgeous shawl! I am thoroughly enjoying this new morning coffee/breakfast knitting project.