Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Tale of the Mittens

Once upon a time a knitter wanted some mittens. She excited her knitting friends to have a mitten exchange, but she almost backed out... Lucky for us she did not, and thus Annie of sit n knit NYC organized the Secret Quickie Mitten Exchange, and more than 30 of us participated. The person I knit for, now can be revealed, is Ann Marie. I had a list of her likes and dislikes. The Herringbone pattern was one of her choices. Of course none of the yarn I have at home was "just right" so I HAD to by the Heather sisters by Cascade 220. The pattern was fun to knit and easy to follow. Knit one at a time on two Addi circs, US 6.
Introducing The Heathers The secret is out!
The Mittens Exchange party was great fun, and tremendous success!!! I found out that while I was busy knitting away, Amy, was- OMG even busier and knit these!!!! For me! I LOVE my mittens. They are so warm and soft, like a secret hideaway.
I think everybody was happy. There were lots of gorgeous mittens. I was delighted to see when I walked in, that Ann Marie's scarf, which she wove herself from yarn she basically remade, matched in color!
The following excellent photos are courtesy Tatyana.

7 comments:

Susie said...

Both sets of mittens are gorgeous!

gail said...

You both "won" with the mittens. What a thrill to have new mittens!

astrid said...

What a great idea for an exchange! And yours (the ones you've knitted) are gorgeous: great choice of colours. She is a lucky lady! (and you)

Mary, Mary... said...

You all are some seriously crazy good knitters up there! I love both pairs, BUT your son's hat...well, that does beat all!

I would love to knit up both the hat and mittens, but we hit 80 degrees today and it's only March, sigh...

tiennie said...

Those are all wonderful! What a fun exchange. :)

Hilde C. said...

Both pairs look beautiful :-)

Garngamen said...

Are you the mitten gal or what! Great work! looks warm and yummy!