Monday, October 19, 2009

Midsomer Mitts

I was so inspired by Lucy's post and immediately raided my yarn stash and set out to make some mitts of my own. (Kudos to Sadie for guessing I was knitting gloves, they're all in the same family right?)


I'm thrilled with the results! Warm and cozy, happy and colorful. And stripey! And so, so easy!!! These knit up quickly while watching those murderous Midsomer folk.


The pattern is mine. A first for me even though I've been knitting for a very long time. I've written it up, but admittedly, I'm pretty nervous. What if no one understands it? Or worse yet, what if no one even likes it...


Midsomer Mitts by
staci @ snippetsandstash
Yarn: Heart & Sole by Red Heart, color #3955 Mellow Stripe
Needles: size 2 dpn's


Happy Monday Everyone! Hope your week is off to a rousing start!

29 comments:

Julie said...

How cool are they!!! well done Staci, they look very snuggly and warm

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I do love those! Very clever. I wonder if I will be able to do the thumbs? Am liking the colours very much indeed. It's a gorgeous patten - I would love to have it. Very nice indeed. Thanks for showing them.
Siobhan

saras said...

Oh man! I need those badly! :) I'm freezing here today! lol My fingers could even still be available for some stitching!

Great job!

Melinda said...

They turned out L O V E L Y !!! :))

Attic24 said...

Lovely stripy gorgeousness!!!
I'm thinking i might make myself another pair and make them longer...I like the length of yours... xxxxxxx

Annie said...

They are beautiful and I'm sure many knitters will want to make them. But my skinny fingers need some cover! My hands get too cold to keep my fingers exposed.

Nancy said...

They really are beautiful Staci, and they look so comfy and warm! Congratulations to you for writing your first pattern!

Sadie said...

Oh, what wonderful stripey goodness! Love your gloves Staci. Maybe I should try knitting gloves they might be a little easier on my minimal knitting skills than socks.
I am sure that your pattern is perfectly followable (is that even a word?) and you have nothing to worry about.

Julie M said...

Pretty! That looks like something I could use!!

Missy Ann said...

Oh they are awesome!!! These are one of the reasons I'm learning to kit, I want long fingerless mitts to keep me warm in the Winter.

Yes, not much of a winter in Houston, but it does get chilly and most of my shirts are short sleeves.

You are awesome, publish the pattern!

Sherry said...

I just love these! Just perfect for those chilly days and open enough to still be able to stitch! Makes me want to learn knitting even more now!

valerie said...

I agree with Missy Ann....publish the pattern! I love your wrist warmers...and would like to make myself a pair. My hands get super cold in the winter and the only way I can type at work is to wear fingerless gloves. They look so comfy and toasty warm!

Kim B said...

They're adorable!

Cindy F. said...

Oh my gosh girl! I knew I was behind on reading blogs, but I've missed your last 18 posts!!

AWESOME knitting! and stitchy finishes!! You just stay busy!

Irene said...

They look wonderful !

Ranae said...

Those are too cool, er! I mean hot.
If you sell any, let me know I will be first in line.
I say publish and sell the pattern, what ya got too lose?!!

doris said...

What's not to like? They're wonderful.

Jo's Place said...

I was the same when I saw Lucy's blog, I must make some for next winter. I knitted some other ones for our winter and lived in them. Love your pattern and the stripes are very cool.

Harmien said...

Your Midsomer Mitts are sooo pretty!!

Theresa said...

This is so cool~~~

Paula C. said...

Those turned out really nice! I just dug out some that I made a few years ago. Not as long as those are though. I know I have another pair around here somewhere. If you would like a test knitter for your pattern, I will happily volunteer =)

Heidi said...

Wow! I love these! Wish I could knit as they would look great to 'hide' my support gloves I have to wear right now for my illness. Humm...I might have to show my mother these...lol.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Deb said...

Wow, those look great! Congrats on doing that pattern yourself. I'm sure that people will understand your directions. Those mittens look perfect.

Rima said...

Love the stripes! They are perfect.

JOLENE said...

Love those mitts Staci!!! And the colors are so fun, they would brighten any day! You are such the talented one!

Heidi said...

Those are awesome! Don't be so hard on yourself! I only use the machine to knit and thats pretty basic things too. If I could knit i would definitely use your pattern and make a pair of my own. My mom knits though, i wonder if i could get her to make me a pair....though I have always wanted a pair of knitted socks too....

Susimac said...

OMG They are gorgeous, and I love the yarn you have used too, aren't you clever designing your own pattern for them, so very talented you are!

Michele B. said...

No fear of people not liking your beautiful design! You might even get this former knitter back at the needles (especially since I have a frogging job on my cross stitch facing me and it would be nice to have a diversion...)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

p.s. Wow, you made this pattern! Even more impressive -- go girl! I ADORE those murderous midsommer folk. They are great to stitch with :)