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Topic: pantas, and scarflettes and mittens - oh my!  (Read 2483 times)
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tygra
« on: November 29, 2006 11:04:21 AM »

i've been on a crazy knitting spree lately in an attempt to get holiday gifts made and sent to europe in time. all of these items were made with handspun/hand-dyed yarn purchased from etsy sellers:
http://kristiehaynes.etsy.com and http://HandSpunandDyedToo.etsy.com

it was all ~*lovely*~ to knit with and i'm very excited to knit some more stuff for myself with some skeins i saved to use in the new year!

first up, we have two scarflettes that i whipped up while watching hockey last week (HOW canadian cliche am i right now? knitting wintery items while watching hockey!!! hahaha!)



i have two cousins and they are each getting one of these. the buttons are these awesome reversible vintage ones i bought from primrose designs a looooooong while back.



next up we have a panta that i made for my sister. it's a little bit wide due to the weight of the yarn, but her head is slightly bigger than mine, plus she has short hair and lives in ottawa - she'll need all the panta protection she can get!




and finally we have some mittens that i made for myself! these are only my second attempt at mittens and my FIRST attempt at knitting TOP-DOWN mittens - God bless the figure 8 cast-on! i LOVE it and may never knit anything from the bottom up again, lol.


left mitten


right mitten

i can not WAIT for it to get cold enough for mittens! these babies are gonna keep my hands soooooo warm AND there is *just* enough wiggle room in em to be able to slide on an extra pair of gloves underneath when i need the extra super-duper warmth. sweeeeet!

i'll be posting more photos and notes on my blog, so if you're interested in reading about how many times it took me to attach the right thumb to the right mitten, check it out in a couple of days, lol.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006 12:20:02 PM »

i absolutely love everything!!! you did an amazing job! i am in love with the neck warmers! eek i want them!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006 01:09:34 PM »

thank you! Smiley i am currently OBSESSED with making neck warmers - i've made about 5 in the past month i think. if you are seriously interested in having one for yourself i'd be happy to do a custom order for you - just pm me. i'm planning on making some to put in my etsy shop after i finish up with all this holiday present knitting!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006 07:57:13 PM »

I live in Florida and had never even heard of a panta until I clicked on this post. Now I wish I lived somewhere I needed one! They look like fun! Plus, I love that yarn!
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006 08:44:56 PM »

I really like your panta. Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006 10:20:20 PM »

I live in Florida and had never even heard of a panta until I clicked on this post. Now I wish I lived somewhere I needed one! They look like fun! Plus, I love that yarn!

well i'm so glad to have introduced you to the wonder that is a panta! Smiley check out the big 80+ page long thread in the knitting forum here because there are lots of posts about people who have made cotton ones to be worn indoors or in milder non-winter climates. i actually made my mom a cotton one a little while back that was perfect for her because she get hots really easily but likes to cover her ears all the same when it's windy. here's a pic:



i used bernat handicrafter cotton

really, you can wear a panta anywhere you want to - indoors or out. it's all a matter of picking the right yarn to make it with. let me know if you ever do tackle one! Smiley

p.s. i posted a little story about my mitten thumb struggles on my blog for those that are interested
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