Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Magnificent Mittens!!!

Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog on January 23, 2008.

After blogging about the bad week I had been having, so many of you responded with comments that were so heartwarming, funny, and more. Some of you were going to take me yarn shopping. Kim was trying to calculate how long it would take her to drive from NJ to Vermont and stop and pick up alcoholic beverages along the way…lol. Some of you said you would go grocery shopping for me or to the pharmacy. Thank you!!! Reading your comments lifted my spirits.

This morning when I arrived at work, a co-worker, Amy, put the pictured book on my desk. OMG, I was so excited. I have been wanting to see this “out of print” book for some time. It is on loan to me for awhile. This book sells on e-bay for anywhere from $175 to $1,000. It all started when I saw a pair of mittens on someone’s blog and the pattern was from this book.
The mittens are knitted fingertip up as oppose to cuff down. There are so many valuable knitting tips as well. I’ve decided that the only way that I will be able to add this book to my permanent knitting library is if I locate at an estate or yard sale. I’m so fortunate to have a great group of women that I work with.

Here are pics from the book!!! Wish I had knitted these mittens!

A thumb and a spare! The book stated that fishermen wore out mitten thumbs quickly, thus the 2nd one!

Many of the patterns have the large cuffs on the mittens as shown in this pic.
I’m going to knit the below pattern!

I must, I must, I must be disciplined and not start another project till I have my UFO’s completed.

Happy Knitting!

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