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Friday, December 30, 2011

Owl Mittens

A late post on some knit mittens that I made for Christmas.  I had originally started these last year (oops) but having just given up on socks, decided that mittens would be just as daunting.  I was mainly intimidated by the separate thumb space.  Once I got going, these were pretty easy to figure out.


I think the size of the gloves ran pretty small (it's the Give a Hoot pattern on Ravelry), but my friend has petite hands so I wasn't too worried.  I finished the first glove in just a couple of hours, but got antsy with the second one (what I was afraid of... second sock syndrome!) so it was stashed away for a couple of weeks.  Luckily I woke up at an ungodly hour on Christmas morning and was able to finish it before the rest of the house was awake.

As cute as they are, doing separate thumbs... well, I'd rather do fingerless gloves.  Call me lazy, but it's so much easier.  I'm going to save my small knitting for toys.


  1. really lovely - lucky friend

  2. They look amazing! I wouldn't give up on small knitting (socks, mittens, and such)! I started knitting socks about 2 years ago and it did seem daunting but I can now knit about 2-3 pairs in a month! Your fans are cheering for you! :)

  3. Thanks ladies!

    Of course, I found some more small knitting projects today when Knitty sent out their year-end round up. My problem with socks has been that I don't mind making one... but two! I just get knitting ADD. But maybe I'll give them another go in 2012 :)


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