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Gotta go - kids chewed thru their straps...

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« on: March 19, 2008 07:45:56 PM »

 Wink Ok....so I finally finished my first project with dpns......and I HATE HATE HATE them!!!! Someone evil devised these as a means to make knitting slower and WAY more complicated than it has to be...and if I ever find that person, I will personally kick the absolute crap outta them! Angry UGH!!!
Ok, that being said, I LOVE these mittens! And since they are the smallest size (yea!!), they were super fast and used 5 & 7 dpns. And they actually match! Grin I also added the kittyville ears and kinda scrunched 'em up so they looked good. Yea me!! Made out of Malabrigo (what did I ever do without this uber fabulous yarn???!!)  - and yes they are SUPER pink and blue - they are for the dd. Although, both of the kiddies play with them. Now to make the gator ones for the boy......UGH!! Stoopid dpns.....if only I could make someone do the first 5 rows...... Tongue

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 08:05:38 PM »

Ah I used to have a pair similar to these when I was little, mine were red & green if memory serves me..  Too cute, they look awesome..
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 09:34:06 PM »

how adorable! if ya wanna personal swap I'll knit those gators for ya. Wink

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 11:47:29 PM »

aww those remind me of mitts my mum knit for me.. They were snoopy mittens and my mum cut a styrofoam ball in half for his head and upper mouth.  I think.. hey it was 1969 or 70!  I loved them so much..
  your mittens look great!  Dont lose them or throw them away.. they are too cool!  Memories your kids may have forever.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008 09:20:56 AM »

You should learn the magic loop method! It's amazing, and way easier than DPNs. Of course, I learned it after I bought DPNs in every size from 1 to 11 in 9 and 5 inch lengths... (but they were only like 17 dollars plus shipping per set of all 12 sizes in each length)

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008 10:12:02 AM »

I made these last year in the smallest size, too, but I modified the mouth part to be smaller. It seemed like there was too much mouth and not enough face. I LOVE yours!! So cute!
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