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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Small Things

Pattern: Mittens on Strings
Source: Simple Knits for Little Cherubs by Erika Knight
size:age 2-3

Yarn: Holly Spring Homespun, Merino Twist Hand-dyed, color- seaworld
Edging and string: Zara from Filatura Di Crosa, color - 1466 red
Needles: US size 6

It's still way too hot here in New Mexico and I'm so anxious for fall to begin. I made these mittens for my little boy and it was such pure satisfaction. I've knit many pairs of mittens in the past, but never like this. The pattern was quite unconventional and I kept thinking that I'd gone terribly wrong. Then the mittens suddenly appeared before my eyes. So much fun.

They were knit straight, but the seam is cleverly placed so it's inconspicuous.

The yarn was a gift from Emmy, my KMKS partner last year and I adored it from the moment I first saw it. It's plumpy and luxurious and the colors are delicious. There's enough yarn left to make myself a matching pair with little button-down flaps. Maybe next year.

I'm still working on the red string. It will be a thick double knitted tube that will never let those mittens go.

Headwrap for Paloma

Pattern: Adapted from the Dream Swatch Head Wrap By Wendy Bernard
dimensions: 44" x 1.75"
yarn: Regia Stretch Sock Yarn color- 82

My 12 year old cousin stayed with me recently and while she was over she saw me knitting a headband much like the one you see here for my son's best friend's birthday. She was dazzled by it so I started one for her during her visit. It's much narrower than the original version, but still long so that it can be worn with the ends peeking out from under her hair. She is a very fashionable child and I can't wait to see it on her.

A little preview of one more almost-finished small thing:

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Such pretty things!
Those are some cute little things :)
Everything is beautiful!
Oooh, I'mo lovin the bonnet....also I think i need the pattern for the little mittens. Maybe little hands in my family need little sweet mittens.
Those are the cutest mittens! And I understand your cousin's dazzlement with the headband.
Mittens are must this year for the little hands in my house---great job! Love the progress on the hats too--gotta get that pattern. Taos yarn is calling for you--great cardigan!
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