Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Basic Black

Faced with spending the evening in the freezing cold watching a local holiday parade this past December, I did what any knitter would do. Knit some warmth...


Bella's mittens in the Twilight movie caught my eye. Even though they really only flash by in the scene. Apparently I'm not the only one. Thanks to Sublimal Rabbit's wonderful pattern, you can see them everywhere...


They knit up fast thanks to chunky yarn. And are so warm and cozy!


Sometimes you need a big, thick scarf that really wards off the cold. I love scarves in every color of the rainbow, but nothing beats basic black for wearabilty...


Another fast knit with chunky wool and big needles. Basic garter stitch with ribbed ends.



Looks like my basic black set will be getting a workout with the arctic freeze that's hitting most of the country this week. Stay warm dearies :)


34 comments:

Yoyo said...
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Yoyo said...

Hmmmmm, these mittens look warm and cozy!

Just popping in to see if you'd made any December Progress on your Christmas Design SAL yet. You could put that beautiful Poinsettia Ornament in as December Progress if you want. Let me know. Hugs Yoyo

stitcheranon said...

I love the mitts!! Look lovely and toasty!

valerie said...

Beautiful mittens! :)

Carol R said...

Great scarf and mitts set Staci!

Paula C. said...

What a wonderful set! They look so warm and cozy. Looks like they will get some good use.

Deb said...

Staci - that is a wonderful set you knit! I'm going to have to get the pattern for those mittens. They look so warm!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous knitting Staci! The pattern on the mittens is so pretty, and they look wonderful with the scarf. I love basic black!

Kim B said...

Fantastic set Staci! You're a stitching and a knitting goddess!

Annie said...

I could use those warm things. Bitter cold here too. And we had heat problems for a couple of days so it was cold inside too. That's when I could have found a reason for fingerless gloves/wristwarmers!

Wish I could knit things up so quickly and so beautifully!

Kajsa said...

Both the scarf and mittens are awesome. Good job!

corinna said...

they look warm and toasty
really like the mitten pattern

Angela said...

Staci,
What a speedy knitter you are. Seeing your Bella mitts makes me feel like whipping my knitting needles out again - now, where did I put them in 1995..haha! I loved that film and would adore some mitts like that so it may well tempt me and, apart from pink, black is my all time favourite colour.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Warm wishes Angela xx

Angela said...

I love those Bella mittens! They look so warm and snuggly. Will have to share this with my "knitting" sister :)

Tammy said...

Very pretty!

Blu said...

Lovely set! Wish they were here warming me...

Catherine said...

Oohhh...I can just feel the warmth!

Cathy B said...

Everything looks warm and cozy!

Shelleen said...

the scarves and mittens looks so warm!

Elisa said...

Some fantastic knitwear there Staci...you have inspired me and I have been knitting washcloths, not perfect but I keep practising :)

Jackie said...

I love it when just a flash of a hand knit item in a movie inspires knitters! Wonderful!

WendyJo said...

Oh Staci do those ever look nice and warm! Great finishes!!

Hugs,
Wendy Jo

Anne said...

Really cute mittens!

Siobhan said...

Ahh, Bella mittens! I love it. Love the scarf, too! Stay warm!

Laura said...

You knitted a wonderful set of mittens and scarf. They are beautiful, and look warm as well. I need to get my knitting out this winter :}

Charlene in SC said...

What a lovely set - and i love black! I'm a basic knitter who has only done scarves, but your beautiful socks make we want to do more! Well...when would there be time with cross stitching? But YOU do a great job!!

Lainey said...

What a warm and cosy set, we sure do need them right now..

Thanks for stopping by my blog Staci.

Gabi said...

Lovely finishes Staci. I wish I would be more daring with my knitting. I admire all your knitted pieces...just lovely.

sea gull lights said...

You are so talented!

Julie said...

A beautiful set to keep out the chills

Marie-Jolie said...

Warm cozy knits are JUST the thing for the winter! I made a pair of those Bella Mittens for my sister, who is braving another Chicago winter. She loves them!

Casa Pearl said...

Those look perfect for the weather we've been having! Enjoy them.

JOLENE said...

Love those mittens.....and the fact they are soooo looong!!! Just wonderful Staci.

doris said...

I can just feel how warm they are! Very pretty.