I have been wanting the knitting book “Magnificent Mittens” for a very long time. The book was out of print and was selling on e-bay for $300-$1000. I was able to get it from the library and peruse it but I wanted my own copy.
Back in early November, Brian alerted me to the fact that it was now in print again and would be available in early December. I placed my order with Amazon and they kept delaying the delivery date so I finally canceled that order and purchased it at Knitpicks.com for $14. It arrived last Saturday and I am totally delighted with it. They have expanded the book to include socks.
The mitten patterns vary with some being more suitable for heavy snow areas. The socks are beautiful. There is a lot of interesting information as well as a graph for different size mittens for those interested in designing their own mittens.
My daughter remembered that I wanted this book and gifted it to me for Christmas. I'm a happy camper! There's a pair of knitted earrings (with wire) that I plan on knitting. I've already purchased the materials.
I had a 40% off coupon for this book so I just could not resist it.
I started these "Lady Charles" mittens. My daughter had one mitt completed when I visited her and I like it. The pattern is not well-written at all. The print on the cardstock is difficult to read as it is faded. My frustration with this pattern is transporting me to the frog pond. The yarn is Debbie Bliss which is expensive and very rough.