I think I really enjoyed stranded knitting for the first time, knitting these mittens. Usually I'm very whiny doing this kind of thing. I saw them, I had to make them, and I loved every minute of it. Strago a pattern by Jared Flood.
I've used Debbie Bliss Merino DK in green and gray. It was a pleasure to knit with this yarn. I don't have a lot of DK weight yarn in my stash, so the choice was a little limited, but green is always good. I really like these mittens.
The pattern is very well written. I like that there is no left, and no right mitten, you can wear them out on one side, and just switch hands, and you've got a nice mitten on top again, for a while anyway.
There are no modifications to this pattern, only substitution for the original yarn. This size fits my hands perfectly.
I started these mittens November 18, 2010, and finished them on November 24, 2010.
Maggie is playing with Happy's favorite toy. She fears nothing. Photo taken Dec. 18th.
A big stretch before continuing to bother Happy. Photo taken Dec. 21, 2010. She turned 3 month yesterday.