Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Grady's Birthday Mitten


squirrel.JPG, originally uploaded by gradschoolknitter.

My friend Grady saw these mittens when I was "studying" at the cafe that he was working at and by studying I mean playing around on ravelry and knitting. They're the Squirrel and Oak mittens from Hello Yarn. She has lots of cool patterns, including a blank "fill in your own" pattern for mittens, which I have used in the past as well. Anyway, I really want to make these for myself (especially since I have lost one of my fingerless mittens and one of my regular mittens is at the LYS as a demo. Maybe I'll have to steal that one back though... it's getting to be darn cold out!) but when I showed them to Grady he flipped and begged for a pair for himself for his birthday (which is in January). He also strongly hinted that they should be grey, with blue squirrel/oak leaf. So, here is the first one. It took very little time at all (once I got past the corrugated ribbing).

6 comments:

Doug said...

Looks complicated... but if anybody can do it, you can. Miss you! Skype me when you're home and get the chance!

K8 said...

Looks awesome! I love all the colorwork mittens showing up these days, but I've never seen one with a squirrel :)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Love them, great color combo. You are such a good friend!

gradschoolknitter said...

Dougie, I miss you toooooo! I will turn on Skype more often from now on.

K8: thanks! I love the squirrel / oak leaf combo. No reason to get bored or SMS... they're completely different!

ADD: thanks! I hope he likes them... I get so paranoid about things like that... did I pick the right grey/blue combo?, etc.

Sheila said...

I didn't even read the Squirrel and Oak title and I could so easily see the squirrel. You did you a great job.

Ilix said...

Wow, those look great! What a great friend that you would grant that request! I love the pattern!