At long last I can unveil a bit of Christmas knitting. These are the Squirrel and Oak mittens from Hello Yarn.
It was my first true attempt at this type of knitting. In the past I would simply pick up each color as needed. This time however, Sue gave me a lesson in holding a strand in each hand.
I ended up knitting three of these. I was not completely satisfied with the first mitten that came off my needles – the yarn was not holding up well and I also felt that my stitches were a bit wonky.
I gifted them to my SiL who is thrilled with them!
I love those in red and white! I’ve had them in mind ever since she first posted the pattern, but I’ve been stuck on the idea that they had to be brown.
Those look wonderful, I love the red and white. No surprise there, I’m sure. I haven’t mastered a yarn in each hand quite yet but I’m willing to learn.
sil LOVES the mitts and the red is a deep,rich, color which is perfect for the holidays. and sil loves squirrels too so they are a wonderful, special gift. sil is afraid to wear them however because she has a tendency to lose mittens ( remember the ‘other’ red mittens).
LOVE them!! But could you change the squirrel to a pig next time? Just sayin…..
They’re fabulous! And sil’s comment made me giggle.
Of course SIL is thrilled with them. I would be thrilled with them. Anyone with an eye in her head would be thrilled. They represent one of the pinnacles of sticks and yarn usage.
lucky sil very impressive mittnes!
but what about the yarn meister? me? ever so helpful in picking the perfect yarn.
I love those mittens.
I keep thinking of doing them in green and white. Like squirrels and oak on a lawn. :)
What yarn did you use??
they are gorg-e-ous btw. :)