Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happiness is...

....beautiful, handknit mittens!  And of course, they were knit by me!  I finished them up last night.  I am very proud of myself.  Knitting a pair of mittens was a goal of mine.  I wasn't so concerned about the knitting in the round for the body of the mittens as I was about how knitting the thumb would work.  Turns out it worked just fine.  And as I knit these mittens and tried them on and looked at them after they were done, I thought of what I would do differently.  When looking at other peoples projects on Ravelry, I often see the "mods" (code word for modifications) they have done, but rarely do I think about making mine own beyond the really easy ones, mainly because I haven't felt skilled enough to do it.  But now, I do feel skilled enough to start venturing into making more mods as I knit something so that it fits my tastes and size better.  I plan to take pictures of the mittens tonight, so there should be some Friday photos!

2 comments:

Aims said...

can't wait to see! wear them saturday! :)

Erin said...

Congratulations!!! It feels so good once you finish a "first" project. Looking forward to the pictures!