Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FO: Bella's Mittens

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This is the project that got me back in the knitting groove - I took all the great advice you suggested (thank you!) and found something for ME, something small and pretty easy, something instant gratification, something in a yarn I've been wanting to try, and a pattern I couldn't wait to start.

Bella's Mittens from SubliminalRabbit.

Made in Shepherd Lambswool Felted 12ply (nice to work with but not as soft as I was hoping ( I could tell it was lambswool and not merino) and probably not 'sweater-worthy' given it made my stocking stitch look pretty awful but perfectly warm and hard wearing for winter mittens).


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Excuse the camera cord on the right there - Miss 7 doing the photography again

I love the length of these. They are so warm and cozy and are going to be perfect for the cold weather that we've been having of late. Cold weather also brings winter ills and my little ones have been really sick this week - sleepless nights and emergency trips to the A&E department - it hasn't be fun. A perfect little knitting project was just the thing for days spent on the couch with 2 sick and clingy ones. Once they get better and we start doing the morning walk to school again these mittens are going to get a tonne of wear!

Andrea at AtHomeMommyKnits made some of these too - hers are a gorgeous green. In fact quite a few Ravelers have made these, and it's really no surprise - it's a great pattern. I think these will be one of my most favourite FO's - I love the length, the fit, the warmth, the cable, everything really!

The other drawcard for this pattern is the Twilight connection (yeah, I'm still not *over it*). If you haven't seen it, Bella wears mittens like this in the movie - hence the name "Bella's Mittens" ....So with that in mind I couldn't resist a cheesy Twilight FO photo too....



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the cover of the book is a couple of posts down the page if you don't get it ;)

20 comments:

mazzygirls said...

Stop making stuff that I immediately want to add to my queue! The pressure is killing me! :D Great mittens, I have yet to see the Twilight movie but the mittens make me want to see it even more now. Knitting-inspired movie watching, heh.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful colour! I'm not over it yet either.

So glad you found your knitting mojo, I think mine is on the way home too.

artificiallymythic said...

Oh those are quite perfect. I may need to make some myself... immediately.

You're knitting is always so gorgeous! These really are quite lovely.

Bells said...

oh yes, nothing like the instant gratification knit to help beef up the lost mojo. Perfect!

Hope the illness passes. Bet it's not be much fun for any of you.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh I love them! The color is great and they look so warm and cozy. You weren't kidding that they were knitting up quickly :)

So sorry your little ones are sick. I hope they are better soon!

Did your knitting mojo come back?

Lynne said...

Bella means 'beautiful' and they certainly are - both the colour and the pattern.

tikki said...

yay for the return of your knitting mojo :D
They're gorgeous!!!!
I have yet to be bitten by the Twilight bug, strange really given my absolute fondness for teenage literature LOL

Hege said...

Beautiful mittens! I have them in my ravelry queue, so I guess I'll have to knit a pair for next winter.

Hope your kids gets well soon!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Beautiful! And so cozy to wear this Winter. I am plotting what yarn to use..... and I've never even read Twilight or seen the movie :)

Sarah said...

What beautiful mittens! They look so snuggly! *^_^*b

Kristen said...

They look so cozy! I love the Twilight inspired pic too:)

emileeknits said...

Those are adorable! They look very cozy.

villapeikko said...

Beautiful mittens, looking so cozy and warm!

Jen said...

They look great! Hope your little ones are on the mend - it's such a stress doing the late night A&E run, isn't it?

Happy to hear that your mojo has returned, too.

J

little grubs said...

What great mittens - perfect for the current weather! Hope everyone's getting better in your household. Your week sounds a lot like mine this week so my feelings are with you! x

Julie said...

Love the mittens, gorgeous pattern. I have been knitting some fingerless gloves, but considering how cold it has been here I think I may need some mittens too..... Let's get together soon for a Meret wearing day! X

Rose Red said...

I'm all about the cheesy photos - love it!!

Love the longer arm length of these mittens (you don't see that much with mittens, it seems!) - might just have to add these to the everlengthening queue too - thanks for the inspiration!

amanda said...

I knew you'd be knitting these soon! You're a women obsessed with the Twilight thing aren't you.. :D

Fresh Tea : said...

Lovely mittens, they look nice and warm, I needed them here this weekend - it snowed at my place. Come and see me for a nice surprise!

PrincessPea said...

Oh, they're adorable! Glad you hear you got the knitting bug back!