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CailynDragon
« on: January 31, 2008 01:35:02 PM »

My MIL lives in New Mexico and I wanted to make her a pair of fingerless mitts for Xmas.  I spent a long time looking at Navajo and Pueblo pottery and rugs, and then tried to blend the patterns with a traditional-ish Fair Isle style.  DH helped pick the colors (6!) in Knit Picks Palette.  She took these pics for me, because I forgot to snap pictures before I gave them to her!



They're not as detailed or long as the gloves I made for myself, but I love the palms and thumb of these.



I actually knit 3 mitts... I finished the first one and decided to redesign the cuff and a few other things; DH thought I was crazy when I started over.  It's since been felted and turned into a cat toy, lol.
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Nesse
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008 01:40:31 PM »

They're gorgeous!! SIX colours? How long did that take?
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MommyTheMaid
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 01:42:25 PM »

This Rocks!!  I love all the detail in them.
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beccacc
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008 01:43:38 PM »

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. love the colors i usually dont like them together but here they are perfect!
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008 01:50:50 PM »

those are most beautiful mitts ever.
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japananne
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008 02:04:23 PM »

They are seriously, seriously lovely!!  I wish I could knit like that!  (I actually can't knit, only crochet, so I'd have a long way to go to make something as great as these mitts are!)
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008 02:06:37 PM »

Lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008 02:38:53 PM »

Wow, those are awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008 02:42:12 PM »

The patterning in these is lovely and great choice of colors. You are inspiring me to break out the bobbins again after many, many years. I'm sure she absolutely loves these...
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008 03:44:35 PM »

These are totally awesome. And sorry to say, I like these better than the snowflake ones.. I like that is has reds and yellows!
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