Friday, 13 August 2010

FO: Polska Mittens ... and back from vacation!



[UPDATE: SpillyJane in person asked for my pic of the mittens. You can see it on the Ravelry pattern page! woot woot!]

Yesterday around midnight, me and my boyfriend came back home, after a wonderful week of camping. The comeback to the reality of the big city is hard! Heatwave, cars, noise, pollution... it's harder everytime!
One good thing thought about coming back home is my blog. I missed it way more than expected! I had only one thing in mind when I woke up this morning: to show you, dear reader, my new finished project, the Polska Mittens by SpillyJane!


I mostly knitted these in the car, while knitting sometimes 3 colors stranded mitts on dpns on a windy beach isn't a really good idea. But, the first one was already knitted and the cast on on the second one was already done before we left, and we did at least 20h of car riding, so everthing went nicely.

I have to give a 2 (no 3!) thumbs up to SpillyJane for the clearlyness of the pattern. I think it is the most clearly written pattern I have ever knit. Good job Spilly, keep up the good work. The chart and the written instructions were crystal clear!

And I learned a new technique : the long tail cast on. Super easy, super effective. I will definitively use it again for beanies, berets, socks and cuffs!

I can't wait for fall to arrive. Yes I know, us knitting peeps are a little but crazy ;-)

Stay tuned for an upcoming issue of What's hot on Ravelry? and what I'm knitting with some gorgeous Malabrigo socks...


6 comments:

Andrea said...

These mittens look great! I can't wait to get my cold weather knitting started!

hannah said...

I may have to buy the yarn to make these now. Tres jolie!

woolandchocolate said...

They turned out beautiful. I can't wait for the chill in the air, too. I have been knitting sweaters all summer! :)

Hege said...

Beautiful mittens!!

frillbow said...

These are superb! I love the short neat cuff!

Loulek said...

Aaaah tu les as faites ! Elles sont magnifiques !!!!! Je suis jalouse ;)

Biz !

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