Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Mittens

Pink Mittens
The weather here in New York City has take taken a nose dive. It's not that bad when it's sunny, but the wind factor makes it almost unbearable for Melody and I to take our afternoon walks. Last weekend, after a morning stroll to run errands around the neighborhood, I noticed that her hands were quite red. She came home and kept telling her father that her hands hurt. So, I decided to knit her some mittens. Though I was not quite sure that she would wear them. She loves to keep her hands free to pick up leaves or stones when we take our walks. Plus, she always has assorted knick knacks or stuffed animals that she has to hold in her hand. Trying to convince her to put them in her pocket or mine has been futile.
Pink Mittens
It was a quick knit. The first one took longer because I was custom fitting the mitten to her hand. It took several fittings to make sure I got the length of the mitten and thumbs right. It's knit from the cuff, so that was pretty easy to keep having her try them on as I knit them. After the first one was done, I used my notes for the second one. Knock on wood! She has been wearing them. I am hoping the novelty will not wear off too soon.
Pink Mittens
She does adore them which pleases me. She likes to put them against her face to feel the softness. And she insist that her father and I sniff them. Lol!
Pink Mittens
I let her choose the colors herself. It's Cascade 220, 100% wool to keep her hands warm and toasty.
Pink Mittens
Please excuse her bed head. She had just woken up when I presented her the mittens. I took the opportunity to take the pictures while she was in a good mood and hamming it up for camera. There are many days where the answer is "NO!" when I ask her to try on something.

Pattern: Toddler Mittens on a String (Free Pattern)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220
Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm for the cuffs and US 5 - 3.75 mm for the rest of the mitten.
Mods: I did make many changes. I will note the changes on my Ravelry project page when I get the chance.

19 comments:

Nettie said...

My gosh is she cute!!

KnitNurd said...

Oh Angela, Melody is just too adorable and her new mittens are perfect!!! What great pictures!!!

Julie said...

Adorable! And the mittens are cute too. :-)

CelticCastOn said...

So cute! I need to knit T a pair to match her duffle coat so I may try these ones. Melody's looks are changing I can see you in her sooo much!

Michelle said...

oh my goodness:) Too cute, she was hamming it up for the camera wasn't she:) I LOVE the third one! I think I might have to whip up a pair to go in J's stocking this year, it is actually cold here in FL!

Agnes said...

Hello Oiyi, I am getting back into the knitting blogging scene! At least for reading blogs ... not ready to blog yet. Melody has grown so much ... a little lady now! The weather here in California has been really cold the last two weeks too ... so cold that I was all motivated to knit the KnitPicks Palette fair isle cardigan ... LOL!

Sayschnicklefritz said...

Score one for practical knitting! Simple and cute and the owner is proud: all he best things. Might I suggest making another pair to have in reserve for the inevitable moment when she loses one of these? Kids will be kids, you know.

rhymeswithspoon said...

Absolutely adorable. I hope she keeps wearing them too. They look fabulous.

Muddling Through said...

Oh boy, you hit a home run with those! It's good to see someone so enjoy something you've made for them, isn't it?

caiming said...

can't decide what/who's cuter, mittens or TT, i choose latter! love the pics

Yarny Days said...

The last picture. It is like she is in happiness heaven! So cute. Perfect knit for a perfectly happy kid.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, how adorable! Cute little PJs, too!
; )

opportunityknits said...

She's adorable, bedhead hair, cute pyjamas and pink mittens! Love the peekaboo pics :)

kim said...

Cute cute!

Em Bozzo said...

CUTE!!! I think they are going to be a keeper -- especially if you suggest a matching hat perhaps? Love Cascade 220 for these projects -- a good price for decent quality fibre.

Jennie said...

Too cute!!!! =)

craftivore said...

So cute! I love tone on tone pink. I'm with Rebecca, knit another one, but you'll probably only need one cuz it will inevitably be one that is lost.

Miss Julep said...

How adorable!!

hetty said...

Soooo cute! Both the mittens and Melody. The PJs are adorable too. What a cute little ham you have there!