A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 314,829
Currently Running With Scissors:
241 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Space Invader Mittens  (Read 1694 times)
Tags for this thread: space_invaders , mittens , video_game  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: January 02, 2008 07:49:50 AM »

After "earning" my Brownie knitting badge over two decades ago (and by "earning" I mean my mom "helped" me probably a bit too much) and not touching a pair of needles since then, I've suddenly got some sort of strange nesting thing going since the arrival of my daughter a few months ago. I couldn't remember more than just straight knitting, but thankfully there are so many great resources on line to reteach casting on, purling and so much more that I'd completely forgotten or never even knew in the first place.

I'm still learning a lot -- and this project was a lot of firsts for me. It was my first time knitting with more than one colour, first time knitting with anything other than bargain basement acrylic yarn (I used Alafoss Lopi for the outside -- there's an inner lining too made of some sort of wool/silk blend which is softer on the hands and keeps fingers away from all the messiness from my first attempt of two colours), and pretty much my first remotely gift-worthy project.

My husband is a geek, and our winters are very cold here in Canada, so he loved them enough to forgive me that they were two days late for Christmas.  Grin

The space invaders chart is from Knitty Spring 2007 and the mitten pattern is a bit of adaption of this.
knitty mcknitknit
Offline Offline

Posts: 322
Joined: 22-Sep-2005

I love scotch, scotchy scotch scotch, down it goes

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008 08:06:09 AM »

These are too fabulous. I love the chart, and I'm glad your hubby likes them!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008 08:10:34 AM »

knitta, please! this is AWESOME ^^ i gotta learn how to knit w/ >1 color, cuz the results r fantastic!!
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 461
Joined: 26-Nov-2003

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008 08:13:48 AM »

« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2008 10:14:57 AM »

These look great!  Well done on re-teaching yourself to knit.

Offline Offline

Posts: 11679
Joined: 20-Jan-2007

The WIPs Phenomenon

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2008 10:30:25 AM »

Those are really cool!

100 Themes ATC: 1/100 Grin
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008 03:58:02 PM »


If all our life is but a dream, fantastic posing greed
Then we should feed our jewelry to the sea
For diamonds do appear to be
Just like broken glass to me.

The northern downpour sends its love.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Pipe Cleaner Mouse
December 13, 2017 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.