Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sunflower Mittens

This past Christmas I've received a gift certificate for Joann’s from one of my best friends. She is too cute, she knew I like yarn and knitting accessories, but she doesn’t know much about yarn. So since I don’t buy a lot of yarn at this store I decided to go and buy the Vickie Howells yarn Sheepish. I wanted a bright color, something that I usually don’t knit with. I found a yellow that is so pretty and bright, exactly what I wanted. I also bought some yarn in two different shades of gray.
Well to be honest I bought one of each color, so my project needed to be small, that’s why I decided to make myself a par of Mittens. Since the only par I’ve ever made for me was on 2006, they very old, and they are huge! Hahaha.
To make this simple pair of mittens I used the same pattern that I used to make my first pair, which is a very simple and easy pattern.I used one skein of Sheepish yarn ( and I have like 3/4 left) and as a complementary color I used some nice 100% merino wool (yummy), that I had as left over from a hat I knitted for my husband.
I wanted a pair of mittens basically because I was tired of getting my hands so cold when touching the steering wheel. The yarn is super warm, soft and it has a pretty decent stitch definition for the price. The only down side is that it peels easily.
I called this project, my Sunflowers Mittens and is raveled here
I’m very happy with this quick and cute project.
Have you knit a lot of pair of mittens in your knitting years?

Have a great evening, and hugs for you!