Friday, February 03, 2012

Finished and Frogged

IMAG0164Finished: Norwegian Mittens from a class I took from Beth Brown-Reinsel at Stitches West a long time ago.  Yarn: Cascade 220; Needles: US 7 dpn.  When I dug these up I only had the thumb of the second mitten left to do.  They're kinda big, so big my daughter thought they were oven mitts.  Works for me, it doesn't get cold enough here to require mittens.  I just wanted to learn the techniques, including the Norwegian Purl which I already forgot.  If you're on Ravelry there are more details and pictures of this project here (and if you're not, just click on the picture to see others in flickr).

IMG_2403Frogged: Twined Knitted Socks also a class I took from BBR at another Stitches West. Do you know what's harder than making twined knitted socks?  Frogging twined knitted socks.  While I love the technique I definitely have no need for these, so I'm reusing the yarn to make Twined Knitted Fingerless Mitts (in the queue: Larus+Ardea) instead.
IMAG0176As a bonus to all the finishing up, I'm freeing up the project bags!  One of my many obsessions, these will be waiting for the next project I start.  Happy Fiber Arts Friday and FO Friday, join the party and leave a comment!

15 comments:

Melissa Plank said...

Good going, no sense continuing on with a project when another will make better use of your materials/time, love it!

pinkundine said...

The mittens look great :)

Laura said...

Those mittens look fabulous. Could you line them with something that would make them fit?

I love the colours of yarn that you're frogging - definitely worth the effort to get something you'll love from it.

Kathryn Ray said...

I really like those mittens. They would come in handy over here in Colorado today. ;-)

Vivian said...

You should take a trip to Tahoe so you can use those mittens. They look very nice! I don't think I have any finished projects from classes I took.

stitchin' girl said...

Love the mittens! You did a really nice job on them. It's always good to know when to quit on a project - much better to use your time on something you truly enjoy.

Spinster Beth said...

Cascade is my favorite yarn ... love the mittens!

WonderWhyGal said...

Those mittens are gorgeous! Good call on frogging. I am finally learning to let projects go...it's better that way so you can truly be happy with the end product.

Jocelyn said...

Loving all the support I'm getting on the frogged project.

teacatweaves said...

Love the frogged yarn - it'll be great for your next project!

Andria said...

Love those mitten! I agree, sometimes you have to frog to save the yarn! I'm looking at a wrap I made and hate, waiting, waiting, waiting to frog. Have fun filling up those project bags! I think that's a good idea, I tend to just dump my projects all over the house, and I have loads of bags. You've inspired me!

Heather Woollove said...

The mittens are great, and I love your project bags!
(What a smart idea to make each one with a different fabric...that way, you can just 'grab and go'!!)

Keri said...

I love the mittens. Sometimes the whole point is just the learning. It's beautiful colourwork.

Affiknitty said...

Isn't it satisfying to frog?! I bet you'll find a great use for all of that yarn.

AllyB said...

Great mittens! I like the color combo and the design is nice and crisp and not too busy. Great job.