I made these! September's here and I'm prepared for the cooler days with these mittens. I made the grey scarf mentioned in previous post, but I don't like it so I will have to have a rethink as to a future scarf project. Back to the mittens... baring in mind this is the first time I have worked in the round (4 double pointed needles - crazy), first time for a lace pattern and making picot edging. I've corrected the mistakes as much as I could (due to getting distracted many many times). The pattern comes from October 2012 Simply Knitting magazine which I have now subscribed to. It felt like my birthday when it arrived with 2 free bamboo needles and a 'Bergere de France' vac packed ball of wool. I am in love with Bergere. I can't help but be hypnotised with their unique and oh so feminine designs. So, it was with great surprise to receive a ball of Bergere and to be able to work a design with it. All that's needed is a 25g ball of 4ply yarn. One daughter keeps nicking them and the other loves the lace work so I have agreed to make them both a set. Each mitten takes 3 evenings at a couple of hours each. The great thing about these is they are stretchy so what could fit an 11 year old could also fit a small to medium ladies hand too.
I have very nearly finished my twist and rib pullover in ocean blue. Will need to stitch the front and block. It's slightly big but I'm hoping it'll shrink a bit. Will show you when it's done. Aswell as some more mittens, I plan to start a black fisherman's jumper and make some more arm covers for my sister... a cluster crochet design might work better than the double crochet which nearly drove me mad. I will have a think about it. So I've got a very busy month or so and there's soooooo many patterns I wish to do but never have enough money. Happy creating in my craft world.