Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Done!!

I'm in trumpet blowing mood here! I know, I know that pride comes before a fall and all that but I just cannot help but feel more than a tiny bit of smug self satisfaction that I've ventured into the scary grown-up world of Fair Isley knittage and made something wearable!

Mitten #2 was completed last night :) :) :)




Due to the colour stranding my tension was far tighter than usual and I was concerned at the snugness of these babies.

Then I 'invented' myself a pair of 'mitten blocks' (patent pending ;-) ), using some very hard thick card wrapped in clingfilm. The mittens were then stretched over the Moogsmum Mitten-blocker MKI (pp), dampened, shaped and left to dry overnight.

The result was a pair of perfectly fitting, rather loverlyifIdosaysomyself, mittens (with wibbly wobbly unblocked thumbs - mitten blocker MKII required?) .



All I need now is COLD COLD weather and lots of it.

You have me to thank for whatever the coming winter throws at us ;-)

xxx

25 comments:

quinn said...

ooooh, lovely mittens!!!

And blow that horn loud and clear - you're entitled! I'd be pleased with myself if I had just made the cuffs. :)

trashalou said...

Oh you clever, clever Moogsmum, you. Where do I sign up to order a pair?

Lina said...

Am loving the sound of the Moogsmum Mitten Blocker MK1. Sounds very exciting and technical. Oh, and they look quite magnificent by the way!

Working Mom Knits said...

Abs-so-loot-leee GOR-gee-ous!

ps:green w/envy (again!)

Thimbleanna said...

Ok...Where is Mrs. Moog and what have you done with her??? I've been under the impression that she is a beginning knitter and therefore these GORGEOUS beauties can't have been done by her!!! Put her back on this blog and no one will get hurt!

The Garden Bell said...

These are great. Love the color and really a nice job. You should wear these with a lot of pride this winter.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Pah! Too blurry clever by half!

Really, really AMAZING mittens Missus!

Locket xxx

marit said...

You could come over here you know, we have snow...

They are gorgoeus!!! Well done!

Gina said...

I think you are quite justified at a little trumpet blowing. I also think you should wear them all the time whatever the weather.

Angela said...

They look lovely and I'm sure you are going to enjoy wearing them, and recieve lots of nice comments. Will there be a matching hat and scarf?

JuliaB said...

even though they are very lovely, PLEASE don't show them to Mr Frost just yet?? xxx

wonderwoman said...

a-maz-ing! you are fully entitled to blow your own trumpet!!!

dottycookie said...

Well, now you've been and gone and got organised, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we have a mild winter - and when we have no snpw for snowmen I shall know precisely who to complain to!

Lovely mittens. I think I'd like a pair too but FairIsle is WAAAAAAAY too scary. Mine always ends up full of holes.

Liz said...

Or you could just have individual thumb blockers?

French Knots said...

Wow! Amazing mittens - clever you Mrs M!
Stick your hands in the freezer for a bit then they'll be good and chilly for your splendid mittens!

Penny said...

They are rather gorgeous

Leanne said...

Well done. I could send you some of our unseasonal cold weather however I don't think it is cold enough to wear mittens.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Super stuff...they look great and I love your "invention" such a good idea. :o)

Michaela said...

The mittens are fantastic - blow that trumpet woman! I love Fair Isle (as you may know!!!) and this just makes me even more convinced that it's the best form of knitting there is. Sooper dooper Mrs Moog!

ju-north said...

Could you send a few pairs up North?!

Suzie Sews said...

wow wee...way to go.......fabulous

silverpebble said...

This is knitting beyond imagining. This is super knitting, from catalogues. This is very very beautiful.

Word verif: mopingly. I am sloping off, mopingly, because all I can do is garter and purl.

katelnorth said...

So when there's no snow, but instead it's warm and drizzly all winter, we will have your mittens to thank, I guess... They are lovely, though. If I wasn't allergic to wool, I'd covet them.

julie said...

wow - they're gorgeous - I can understand why you're so pleased with them. It's definitely turned colder here today with a northerly wind so hopefully you're giving them their first public wearing and enjoying them lots.

Charlie P said...

Oooh, you're full of good ideas, Mrs. Moog!
Those are stunning mittens- fab colour choice :-)