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« on: October 12, 2009 06:26:01 PM »

when my sister requested a pair of mittens for her next gift, this pattern instantly came to mind. i'd seen it ages ago on ravelry, and you can find the original pattern on the kelbourne woolens blog (http://www.kelbournewoolens.com/giveahoot.html)

this is what they looked like before i sewed on the eyes:

i used two small plastic beads instead of buttons, just cuz i thought they looked nice, *and* they were already something i had in my stash of stuff Smiley

i’d been wanting to knit these ever since i saw the pattern, and now i finally had the perfect motivation. i used some old red heart soft touch yarn that i had left over from other projects, and i used US8 dpns for the whole thing. this was a surprisingly simple and mindless knit, and i was so excited to make them that i cast on right after getting off the phone with my sister (around 11pm i suppose), and had anticipated only knitting the first few rounds, but ended up knitting the whole first mitten in one go! i think i finished up around 12:30am or so. the only mod i made to the pattern is that i knit 12 rounds for the thumb, because 9 didn't seem to be enough. however i also recognize that i tend to knit VERY tightly. i’m ultra happy with how these turned out, and my sister *totally* adored them! she didn't take them off for the first full hour after she got them. and we were indoors. Smiley i LOVE it when people appreciate handknit goods. which she totally does because she's quite the little knitter too!

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009 06:40:33 PM »

Very cute! Love the color too.  Wink

« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009 06:52:07 PM »

those are so the most awesome mittens ever!  I have to go get the pattern and find some chichic yarn for it.  You did a great job with them

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009 07:09:50 PM »

omg those are so awesome!! 

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009 07:36:46 PM »

Very cute! Love the color too.  Wink

thank you! the first pic is the most true to the real colour, as i took that one outdoors on a nice sunny day.

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009 02:33:14 AM »

These are really cool and it's amazing how you can change something so much with small beads!lol

Very nice ^_^

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009 06:20:56 AM »

cooooooool.  good call on the eyes

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009 08:19:24 AM »

These are adorable!  I can see why your sister loved them!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009 05:30:37 PM »

Very clever! how amazing that the eyes totally make the owl shape jump out!
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009 11:58:30 AM »

Wow those are so pretty. I've been wanting to make those for a while, but I haven't gotten past the wrist of the first one, haha. Smiley You may have just given me inspiration to start knitting them again. I really love that color, it's so pretty. And I like your beads better than the buttons too. Cheesy Awesome job!

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