24 February 2010

Woollie Mittens

I have been knitting mittens.....amazingly I have been knitting......and it's my first mitten. I am tackling Brella's Totoro mittens, a free pattern over on Ravelry. I have a colleague who loves Studio Ghibli and all their animations, such as My Neighbour Totoro, the fantastic Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, that gave me the perfect excuse to knit the pattern. I am not alone in knitting the mittens...you can find a finished pair over on Lille-ursus' blog, whilst I only have one finished so far....




I had to knit the mitten twice as my intarsia was too tight and consequently the mitten was too small.....I also knitted the thumb plain as opposed to patterned so someone could actually get their thumb in it....

Now I am on mitten number 2!

11 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Di! I've never done intarsia, but I'm a fairly tight knitter, so I'd probably have problems too!

Arctic Mum: said...

My neighbour Totoro is a hit in this house, but I didn't know it was a pattern for mittens! Good luck with them.

life in yonder said...

I so much need to learn how to knit thumbs!

Fei An said...

What a nice color!!! really love it!!! I wanna try as well:)

Kate said...

Great work Di! Mittens are on my to do list. I do love that green.

Theresa said...

I really admire anyone who can do this. I have always wanted to learn. I wish my grandmother was still alive to teach me. She lived to be 100, but I never took the time to learn from her. Beautiful.

jane said...

impressive! love the colors you chose!

Manoute said...

Very pretty. Well done!

Bethany Hissong said...

I love those colors too! I think it's beautiful!

alel said...

Very pretty Di! I've never done intarsia, but I'm a fairly tight knitter, so I'd probably have problems too!

Heidi said...

Impressive! That's a pretty complicated knitting pattern.