Numerical Knitting

January 23, 2008

First ’08 FOs

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 12:23 pm

Wow, three posts in three days! Perhaps I have turned over a new leaf, or maybe not, we shall see.

I present my last FO of ’07. One mitten. I bought the kit for this, Peace Fleece Child’s Rainbow Mittens, over Thanksgiving and as soon as I told Bunny about them he started to ask if they were done. I told him I would start them after Christmas, and on the 26th he asked about them.

They were a quick knit, and lots of fun. The thumb ended up too tight so I ripped it, picked up more stitches and finished it off. One done.

Then I knit the second one…My first FO of ’08.

Notice anything? Yeah, when I finished the first one Bunny admitted that he had to curl his fingers at the ends. Whoops! So I knitted the second one longer. Once it was done, and deemed the correct length, I set to work fixing the first one.

I picked up one side of each stitch on a long circ and then went to town frogging the end of the mitten.

That was fun and having the needle there worked great. I was able to knit right off that needle, make the mittens match and whew, mittens.

Bunny loves them. He has worn them every cold day even before I got a chance to wash them. After I did wash them he loved them even more. That Peace Fleece really gets softer!

We have had some trials trying to get a string so they wouldn’t get lost, but have settled on a ribbon that was machine stitched together. Maybe someday I will manage a photo of them in use.

I have also finished a Toddler Umbrella Hat and one dishcloth. The hat was already gifted and the mom loved it. The dishcloth is the first of a bunch I need to knit as part of a prize for the school auction.


  1. Cute!

    Comment by Carrie K — January 24, 2008 @ 5:46 pm |Reply

  2. They turned out so cute… and how sweet that he was so excited about them!

    Comment by laura b — January 25, 2008 @ 11:23 am |Reply

  3. Beth,
    They are gorgeous. How old is your young fella? If he’s 7 and under he may go with the long ‘ribbon’ way. I would crochet a very long chain (or you could make I-cord if you don’t crochet too) and attach it to both mittens. Length will be wrist to wrist around his back so they stay attached and the cord runs inside the coat. Then all he has to do is pop off the mittens, leave them dangling and the cord keeps them with his coat. You can also take them off and they just dangle there at your wrists until you feel like putting them back on. I’m sure you’ve seen this before in the toddler to young child zone.

    Comment by Melinda — January 26, 2008 @ 6:33 pm |Reply

  4. Nothing like an apprecatied gift! They look really colourful.

    Comment by Carol — February 9, 2008 @ 3:24 pm |Reply

  5. Those are super! One of the things I like best about looking at your projects (other than the vicarious thrill of seeing something actually finished, which happens oh-so-rarely in my reality) is that you are NOT afraid of bright colors! (Maybe it’s a Disney-fan thing? I like knitting with bright colors, too.)

    Comment by CraftyGryphon — February 21, 2008 @ 3:12 pm |Reply

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