Monday, November 26, 2007

Finished: Colville Mitts

Hiya! Just popping in for a second to finally show off my new favorite winter accessory, the much-loved-by-me Colville fingerless mitts.

Finished: Colville Mitts
Pattern: Based loosely on Knitting at KNoon fingerless mitts
Fiber: crumbs & co. handspun merino in "Colville" colorway
Size: hand-sized
Needles: size 7 DPNs
Date Started: November 2007
Date Completed: November 2007
Notes: Easy-peasy mitts that now live on my hands all the time!

Made from handspun yarn and so snuggly! I am such a convert to handspun yarny goodness. I thought I would be bothered by the thick-and-thin aspect of handspun merino, but it turns out that I don't mind so much that some stitches are big and puffy, while others are thin and teensy. Handspun is so fluffy and warm--perfect for awesome mitts like these. Also, the color combination is pure, pure genius. I am also a total convert of all things aqua and olive.

The mitts, they live on my hands. Always.
I like my street cred striped, buttony, and awesome.

What is more, I can combine my mitts with my 'roo pocket for double hand-warming action. I didn't think it was possible to improve on the 'roo hand-warming method, but it turns out I just did. Perfection achieved.

Also, mitts are great nose-warmers. What aren't these things perfect for? Must have more. Many, many more.

And now, alas, I must *sigh* return...

Drat those prelims. They are kicking my brain's butt.

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Blogger Laura said...

Oooh, I love the mitts! Especially the buttons!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

Just remember that mindless knitting is perfect for soothing your brain after a day of reading. Mindless knitting + favorite tv show = spa for your noggin.

Viva la fingerless mitts!

7:57 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

The color combo is genius, but those buttons totally make them!

Isn't it that time of year when you should be heading to warmer, sandier pastures? Will we be seeing camel photos soon?

7:58 PM  
Blogger jennie said...

Hang in there! Prelims will be over before you know it (and then you'll have the pleasure of enjoying a short period of time in which you will be the smartest you will ever be in your life. After that, you start forgetting things :)

And I love those mitts. I really do.

8:01 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Ohh I have some Cash Iroha remnants that will completely fit the bill, but that is such a great, simple pattern.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Very nice and perfectly casual. I'm trying out the handspun soon myself. I have some handspun sock yarn that I'm itching to cast on.

8:10 PM  
Blogger TinkingBell said...

Pretty pretty - love the colour combo - and the street cred - so fab!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

The mitts are awesome. Love the colors!

8:26 PM  
Blogger E to the M said...

Hello awesome buttons and awesome mitts. Those are great. Make another pair to battle brain drain.

8:29 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

super cute mitts!

9:00 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

These mitts are study!

12:33 AM  
Blogger Katie M. said...

Lovely mitts! Good luck with life in Carpenter ...

4:06 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

very cute....great color combo!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

Those have "fun" written all over them. So cute.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

Great mitts! The buttons are a nice touch.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Eep! I love them! The colors are *fantastic* and the yarn looks so nice...they're cute. Especially with what you're wearing there. Nice photoshoot! I guess I just like everything today. =D

1:27 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Best of luck with all of the school work, M! The mitts are so cute. I hope they keep your hands warm! those carrels can get chilly!

3:22 PM  
Anonymous brooke said...

The color combo on the mitts is perfect!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

I love them!
The buttons, just 'cause, are so cute. What a great idea.

12:26 AM  
Blogger elizabeth marley said...

Those mitts are awesome. I really love the colors there.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Adorable! It is a great colour combo, and I'm a big fan of extraneous buttons. Good luck with your reading!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Those are so great! Handspun yarn has been growing on me as well. I just made myself a pair of 'Fetching' last week, my first mitts ever and have been living in them too!

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Beautiful colours and details.
I'm playing with my handspun at the moment too [pity it doesn't get cold enough for mitts down here...].

4:00 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

What a perfect project! The yarn is beautiful, the color combo is surprising and lovely, and the buttons really top it off. Yay!

10:37 AM  
Blogger granolagirl said...

Cool mitts, love the button accents. I always think, "must accent with buttons" and for some reason always forget.

This is inspiration to start putting buttons on, maybe retroactively.

9:20 PM  
Blogger JL said...

love your mitten, nice colour.

9:40 PM  

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