Sunday, October 18, 2009

Delicato Mitts

Pattern:  Delicato Mitts from Dye Dreams
Needles:  Size 2 dp's
Yarn:  Fingering Weight (50 gr.)



These mitts were really fun to knit.  The pattern is extremely well-written.  I had difficulty putting this project down.  No SMS (single mitt sydrome) with this project.  I knit on my lunch hour and an hour or so in the evening and this project took me about 1 - 1 1/2 weeks to complete.  The yarn was purchased just a short time ago when I attended the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival.  Fiber content is merino and tencel.




Here's a close-up of the mitt.  It appears to be cables but isn't.  Not sure why Blogger is cutting off part of the pic when it is saved, but you get the idea.



I love the cuffs.  The cable look is achieved with K2tog and YO's. 

My "Beginner Knitting Class" came to a close this past week.  I had the maximum of eight women and they were all so very much fun.  Already, they are asking me to teach another class and telling me what they would like.  I also may soon be starting "private group" lessons in someone's home along the line of a "Tupperware Party".  This evolved because a previous student was disappointed that I taught only the one class this fall and the next one is not till January.  She wants to knit cowls in time for holiday presents.

I have several other knitting projects in the works.  One just needs buttons sewn on.  I've also started the "Spiralucious Cowl".  It's almost completed and I just started it yesterday.  I'll be knitting the matching mitts next.  The customer service from Anne Hanson at "Knit Spot" was fantastic.  Her patterns are beautiful and I'll definitely be purchasing patterns from her again.

Happy Knitting!

16 comments:

  1. The fingerless mitts are fabulous and I bet you they are warm. Good luck on your possible adventure into "private" lessons. How exciting. By the way, the yarn in those socks is crappy. I would never buy it for myself. Renate

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  2. Those mitts are indeed fabulous. :) I need to be thinking about getting mittens done for me now that winter is here. Seems I'm always a day late and a dollar short :P. I'm glad your sock class went well and that you are leaving them wanting more :). Let me know how you fare setting private lessons up in your home. :) Or maybe you could set up a room at the library for the classes?

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  3. Your mitts are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colour and your stitches look perfect.

    Anne's patterns are wonderful. So is she.

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  4. First of all...I love your Vermont Pumpkin! Now, the knitting...do I dare say it? I have knit envy! LOL! My sock projects & my baby blanket projects are taking too long. Your Mitts look awesome. That yarn is perfect for them, they were made for each other.

    Your photos are just beautiful, too. Glad that you've been having a great experience w/your knitting classes, too.

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  5. These mitts are just beautiful!

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  6. So very pretty....Can't wait to see the next project. I've been doing a lot of KIPing on the bus in the mornings. I love the feeling of accomplishment from using up "extra" time!

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  7. Your mitts are so gorgeous!!! Definite must add to my queue.

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  8. Oh I like your mitts much better than mine! I think I could knit those since it's mock cables!!

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  9. Love the mitts, love the pumpkin!

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  10. At last! A glimpse of those gorgeous mitts! I can see why you love them so much. The pattern is so pretty and the yarn looks just yummy. Enjoy.

    I am glad to hear that you have some dedicated students. Good luck with the private lessons. Sure wish I could attend. :-)

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  11. Your mits are the best and so are you...I just gave you an A+ on the evaluation for your class. Please teach more!

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  12. Those mitts are gorgeous! Lovely work! I would love handknit mitts like that sometime. :)

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  13. They are beautiful ! Oooo, I think I want to make those too !

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  14. Oh how I wish I lived in your neck of the woods to take some of your lessons. I know you'd be a fabulous teacher.

    What a beautiful blew on the mitts. I've seen a few notes on folks blogs about having picture troubles of late with blogger. Some are having trouble even getting them posted. They must be working on something again.

    sandy

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