Saturday, January 17, 2009

finishing touches

The owl mittens are finished. I have no models to try them out for me and as you know it's difficult taking pictures of mittens on your own hands. The ones I tried came out blurred, so here are the mittens along with the cowl.

I think the recipient will be well pleased with these :-) The cabled mittens are also finished. I liked how these turned out and let me tell you these feel super warm when I try them on. I'm not sure yet who these will be gifted to (actually I have someone in mind but I shouldn't say here, in case they're peeking)!

Just when I was wondering what to knit next these two books turned up from Amazon....

I have to say I was a little disappointed in the Debbie Bliss book. I mean the patterns are nice enough but most of them are cabled patterns, and I'm talking 'serious' cable patterns! I have another book of hers for kids that already have a lot of cabled sweaters so I was hoping to see a little more variety in the patterns. But the 12 months of knitting? Oh boy, that one is a keeper. There are some lovely patterns in this book, which leads me to my next knit. . . . which ermmmm, I can't actually tell you what it is because again the recipient might just be checking in here! You will see it on my Ravelry page soon when I cast on and when I finish the project. For now I will show you this -

In keeping with using the called for yarn I bought this from a fellow Raveler, it's Classic Elite Montera (50% Llama/Wool). Can't wait to cast on with it, which knowing me will probably be tonight ;-)

Oh and that finally brings me to the title of this post - finishing touches! Now that I have a few gifts off the needles, I'd like to add a little finishing touch by sewing in a 'hand knit' label of some sort. I was thinking of searching Etsy for some fabric labels. If any of you have ever bought any and can recommend a seller or a website that I can go to, please do. I think it will add the perfect finishing touch to my gifts made with love.

8 comments:

Esther said...

I just love the mittens and the cowl - wish they were for me! LOL! I bought a Debbie Bliss book and although I liked looking through it (and meeting her to sign it!) there's not really much I want to make. I got a Zoe Mellor book for my birthday from my friend and have the yarn to make the lacy sweater for Leah - once I've finished a few other projects! Also got a couple of sock books on order from Amazon too!

sue said...

Those mittens are just gorgeous. I find that with DB books she tends to write similar patterns for kids in all of her books.

Philigry said...

love the finishing touches.
I think you should knit yourself that bikini!

Sam said...

Both sets of mittens are lovely -- there are some lucky people soon to have toasty warm fingers :)

Kelly said...

The mittens looks great with the cowl, how much yarn did you have left over??
I haven't heard of either of those books, I'll be interested to see what you make from them.

amanda said...

Gorgeous knits Denise! I love that owl set. It will surely be treasured!

tiennie said...

What a cute set!

a friend to knit with said...

owl mittens and cowl! so so cute!!

seeing that bathing suit from twelve months of knitting reminded me of that commercial where the girl knit her boyfriend a workout top. have you seen it? it is hilarious.

have you checked namemaker. that is what i use. the long thing one. check it out.