Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wrist warmers & fingerless gloves

Finally the frogs took a holiday and I managed to finish the wrist warmers I had been knitting, knitting and re-knitting.  They certainly are not without errors, but at least they are finished.  I think they are good enough to give as a gift.   I'm hoping the recipient will appreciate the effort anyway.  These are the Phytolith Fingerless Mitts, a free ravelry pattern.  The yarn is Knit Picks Swish worsted in Indigo.   No thumb or thumbhole.  Easy to slide back up your wrist if you want to get them out of the way.  Easy to knit if you don't go all Walter Mitty and make tons of mistakes!


Fearing that I wouldn't want to give them as a gift, I knitted a pair of old, reliable Fetching Fingerless Gloves as a backup.  I think I can knit those in my sleep now.  I've made this pair in the same Paton's Classic Wool as I did a couple of years ago.  Now I can give these to someone else and I've knocked out another hand made gift.



I also finished up a card from one of the motifs in the Prairie Schooler Button-up Snow series.  I think this little guy making a snow angel is my favorite one of those.



 And I leave you with the latest appointment reminder card I received from my dentist.  Apparently they no longer use the term 'recall cards' for the negative connotation that word has acquired over the years.  

 


16 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful hand warmers, Annie, and I love the color of them. The little snow angel design is adorable!

Margaret said...

lol! That reminder card is pretty funny! I remember the original that's based on, of course. Love both your knitting finishes. They are wonderful! I'm sure the recipients will love them. Love the PS finish as well!

Jackie said...

Your knitting is beautiful! I've not knit Fetching before but I know a lot of knitters have. Beautiful finishes all!

Vickie said...

Great job on both! Feels good to be on top of things huh? I wouldn't know yet!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a fab gift to make and one that I'm sure will be well received. I love your Vanna skills there Annie :) Modeling your sweet gloves!
Love the card too :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great knit mitts! Not sure which pair I like better - they're both FAB!!! Love the snow angel, too. He really is adorable. All your hand-mades will be loved!!!

Jane Galley said...

Glad you persevered with them, it's a lovely pattern and a gorgeous colour. I do hope they'll be appreciated

Michelle said...

What a great gift to make, so glad the frogs stayed away for you to finish it! The snow angel is so adorable!

Carol said...

Great job on both, Annie--I really love that slate blue color you used in your fingerless gloves. Hopefully, the frogs are now long gone and will stay away throughout the coming year :)

Your little card is so sweet--I have that PS chart, but haven't done that one yet...

Fancy dentist reminder card--looks cute enough to frame :) Speaking of the dentist--I'm headed there on Wednesday :(

Brigitte said...

So great for you to have two hand made gifts for Christmas now. And they are sooo lovely.
I loove you hand made card, these PS motifs are wonderful for cards, aren't they?

Annette said...

I love both mittins.. you did a awesome job..
they are perfect for a gift..
cute little card.. indeed the little boy is awesome

♥ Nia said...

I can't see any mistake! Your wrist warmers looks amazing!! Well done, great job :D
We only learn by trying it, it's ok to make errors and go back. Next time we will know better ;) It's learning! :D
hugs!!

trillium said...

I want to make those fingerless mitts! very pretty!

Terri M said...

Very nice fingerless gloves. I love the card. That design has been on my to-do list for a while. It's so darn cute!

Astrids dragon said...

I love your fingerless gloves, those colours are just beautiful!

Your card is adorable too, snow angels were made here just the other day.

kathy b said...

Your mitts are so beautiful. The stitch definition is amazing Such an even knitter you are!! Tension is tough for me to keep even.