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« on: November 12, 2007 11:51:51 AM »

I made these for a friend of mine, Taylor, who is an American Revolutionary War reenactor.  She wanted some mitts to keep her warm at fall reenactments.  I tried to make these reasonably accurate, but I had to cut some corners (the most obvious being that I used sport weight yarn, when most 1700s yarn was much finer).  I posted a pattern here: http://longrunknitter.blogspot.com/2007/09/taylors-mitts-finished.html.   

Taylor wearing the mitts, also showing off the lovely wool cloak she made for herself:


Taylor wearing the mitts while carrying firewood:


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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007 12:17:24 PM »

those are way cool! and i love the image of her carrying firewood in front of a car Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007 12:22:32 PM »

Wow, those mitts are so cool! I want a pair...
If I didn't have tendinitis in my wrist, I'd be back into knitting and crocheting...

Maybe I'll try to make a pair anyways...
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007 12:43:57 PM »

So cool! I used to live in St. Augustine (US's oldest city) and we have a ton of reenactors there of all sorts...I wonder how many have such nice homemade items!
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007 01:19:47 PM »

those are great! i love historical reinactments!
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007 06:56:43 AM »

Thank you all for your kind comments!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007 09:57:05 AM »

i really like the shaping by the fingers... looks really cool... 
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007 06:35:04 PM »

Those look really great with her outfit. I like how the wool looks so rustic, too- very realistic!
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007 09:53:21 AM »

I love these!  I checked out the pattern and the work you put into making them as accurate as possible is great.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007 09:34:48 AM »

*waves* I saw these earlier on your site, but I still stay they're awesome.  Grin
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