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stitch81
« on: June 15, 2009 04:49:11 PM »

Here is an updated picture with the final product.  I used alpaca ebony yarn...very soft
Below the picture is the original post...




Okay... First off.. I am a beginning knitter.  I have only ever just practiced my knit and purl stitches and have never worked in the round.  The first time I saw sublimalrabbit's bella's mittens, I knew I had to have them, but the pattern scared me.  I finally decided to stop being a wimp about it and gave it a try.  I figured with all the video tutes out there I should be able to figure out the stitches that I didn't know.  And......


I did it!!!

Okay, the picture is a cheat...I mirror imaged it.  I only have one mitten completed, but who wants to look at a picture of only one mitten.  That, and I really don't care for the yarn I used and am going to buy some better stuff when I next get to the store.  Anyway... I survived bella's mittens!!!!  Gives one the feeling that you can conquer anything now! lol

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009 05:06:58 PM »

They look great!!  (well one looks great! Smiley )  I combined that pattern and the fingerless pattern for EnchantedIndigo....but I kind of like yours better. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009 06:25:02 PM »

Unfortunately I didn't have the right size dpns, not really sure what size they are, but they are bigger than my regular size 8 needles.  My craft store really sucks for selection.  I'll have to look online and get a couple different size dpns.  The yarn I used is just redheart, but I'm not stuck on the color or the feel of them, so I'm going to look for a darker gray and softer feeling yarn, in addition to the smaller needles.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009 08:25:36 PM »

Even though we don't know each other, I have to tell you I'm really proud of you. Good for you for jumping in and learning new techniques! That has always been my approach to crafting, and it's a great feeling of accomplishment. Your mitten looks fabulous!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009 11:43:23 AM »

Bravo!!!!  Grin That is soooo admirable that you just jumped in head first. This project definitely looks beyond what one would label as a beginner project and you conquered it. WOO HOO!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009 01:24:17 PM »

Those turned out *SO* awesome!  It's seriously hard to believe your a beginner because they look perfect!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009 04:14:08 PM »

wow!
Those are dynamite!  (well, the one you made is  Smiley
I would have never had the nerve to try these as a beginning
knitter!
Bravo!
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009 08:04:42 PM »

These look great!  I can't believe you're a beginning knitter.  I am as well, but I'm not sure I'm quite ready for Bella's Mittens yet.  They are on my list!  Good job!
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009 09:19:44 PM »

Thanks so much for the compliments guys!  I understood the knit and purl... and I understood the concept of the cables, I've crocheted cables before so that wasn't so bad.  About the only thing that I didn't know was the ssk and sssk.  Even though there were written instructions on how to do it, I still looked up a video so I could see how it was done.  The rest was just knit and purl.  It was tricky and a bit awkward with the 3 needles.  I've actually gone to the circular needles since those are actually the right size.  I think it's actually working better for me.  And I love the yarn I picked up today.  Dark gray alpaca...very soft.  I have one mitten started, about 15 rows. Did that in about 1 1/2 hours...so still slow but better than the first time.  It's the knit/purl combo that slows me down.  Takes me longer to go back and forth between the two.
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009 02:26:12 AM »

Ooh, I bet the alpaca is lovely
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