Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hello Mr Crocodile

"Hello Mr Crocodile"- N3's greeting of choice for everyone at the moment. No Mrs or Miss Crocodiles, everyone is Mr Crocodile.

Her crocodile obsession, obviously, is still in full force!

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It was very cold this morning walking to school and icy cold toddler hands giving me a cuddle when we got home, was just the push I needed to finally get these finished up.

They get the seal of approval!

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The pattern is Lator Gator Mitts from Stitch and Bitch Nation. I used Cleckheaton Country 8ply (doesn't felt, machine washable, seemed a good choice for kids mittens) and 4mm dpns. The pattern is actually in worsted so I just did the next size up making a few adjustments for length. They are still a bit big on her but if that means I won't have to knit her another pair of gloves next winter , I'm happy! (although yes, there is the possibility she'll have moved on from crocodiles and I'll be needing to track down a pattern for zebra mittens or something!)

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These were quite a fun knit and I even learnt how to do something new - french knots! Something I've never quite mastered before. Unfortunately one of the gloves only has one eye - somehow in the short space of time between getting in the car at the LYS and getting home we lost an eye button, even though I didn't actually open the bag and definitely saw 4 eyes go in it. This sort of 'black hole' phenomenon happens often here and is one of the more delightful hazards of raising 3 small children. N3 doesn't seemed phased by this glove's disability though so all is good.

I really must get on and knit myself some nice new winter mitts now! If you're all about mittens at the moment too then pop over to see Andrea at AtHomeMommyKnits and join her Mitten KAL! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone makes :D

15 comments:

Bells said...

Adorable! What a clever mummy you are!

Sharonnz said...

They ROCK!!

lucky knitter said...

These are soooo... CUTE! She must LOVE them! You're the BEST mommy!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those are ADORABLE!! I love them...one more knit to add to my queue :)

PrincessPea said...

They are fantastic! She obviously thinks so too - it's so great making stuff for kids who really appreciate it!

tikki said...

Awww, they're fabulous!!! They look like a fun knit and will be very well loved. Mitten KAL does sound fun!!! :)
xxx

Liz said...

I love them and want a pair for me!!!!

Norma in NZ said...

Hmm, they're a gorgeous and certainly look like a 'Mr' to me. Just perfect for little hands.

Heart Felt said...

What great fun! xx

Lynne said...

Too cute!

Hege said...

They are super cool!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Love these mittens! I can see every child needing a pair of these ~ what the heck ~ we all need a pair.

Rose Red said...

These are fabulous! You are the bestest mum ever!!

mazzygirls said...

I am not showing this post to my 2.5 year old, she will definitely want some and I'm not sure I can live up to such fabulous creations!

BTW - not sure of blog world ettiquette (or spelling, apparently) but is it ok with you if I link to your blog from mine? :)

xxM

hanna said...

he he GORGEOUS! I love these, looks like she does too.