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Yes, I will sleep with my mittens on!

Posted by on Januar 29, 2006

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My Norwegian mittens are finally done! I absolutely love them!! I will sleep with these on, I will.
Finished Date: January 29, 2006
Pattern: Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Lana Grossa Merino 2000 Superfein, 50 gr/160 m
3 balls- 2 in red# 514, 1 in white #432
Needles: 3.5 mm/4 US

Do you believe it, this is how much red yarn was left after knitting both mittens not including the thumbs. That means I had to buy an extra ball for the thumbs. Good thing my mom gets the next pair which will be knit in the same red, so it’s not too dramatic

mitten top

I think I’ve frogged and re-knit these babies at least twice. Although I was very careful to get every mistake fixed before finishing them, there is still one left. In fact, I just found it while looking at this picture. I believe small mistakes add character to a project and make it unique. Hey, what can I say, I’m a mom of three including my husband two small children, I’m allowed to make these kinds of mistakes. Who wants to be perfect? Who am I kidding? I’ve given birth to so many mistakes in these mittens already, I don’t mind keeping them anymore.

I’ve decided to dedicate this FO to three of my favorite Norwegians: Ohelene, Nina and Torunn (Nina’s mom). You are great blog friends and now I have my Norwegians to remind me of you!

Update:Β  I forgot to add one of the most important things about this FO.Β  This is my second pair of finished mittens for Nona’s Peaceful Palms knit-along.Β  Yeah! I am so excited to get these finished before it’s over on the 31st.

32 Responses to Yes, I will sleep with my mittens on!

  1. Erica

    Ooh, they turned out gorgeous! How did you block them? Mine are done too, but I’ve been putting off that one last detail…

  2. ohelene

    They are great – I think it will be more than a year before I make something like that! Thanks for the dedication *big hug* I guess you’ll even be dreaming about us (Norwegians) now – since these are your nightwear πŸ˜‰

  3. Cathy

    The came out GORGEOUS! and for the life of me I can’t see a mistake. Great job as usual πŸ™‚

  4. Lolly

    Mittens that gorgeous SHOULD be worn all of the time – just to show them off!! Great great work, Kimberlolly πŸ˜‰ I just love the red/white combo too.

  5. Rachel

    Mistake? What mistake? These mittens are so fabulous, who cares about a little mistake? I like what you said about them adding character. How true! Congratulations on a job well done. I bet your mother can’t wait to get her pair!

  6. anmiryam

    Those are some great mittens. Good for you for sticking with them and not putting them in an extended time out for being a pain to knit!

  7. rebecca

    they are beautiful! what an accomplishment!!

  8. Barb

    Beautiful mittens! It’s so much fun to just have enough yarn! Good planning, I say:)

  9. Kim

    Those are so beautiful! I’d sleep with them too!

  10. chris

    Your mittens are GORGEOUS!! Honey, I wouldn’t take beautiful mittens like those off, either! πŸ˜‰ The design looks wonderful and really pops in the red and white, too. Awesome, awesome job, Kimberly! Take care! πŸ™‚

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  12. allison

    Those are fantastic! Great job πŸ™‚

  13. Lori

    When the page loaded there was an involuntary “OH!” They look beautiful! Well done.

    I would wear them all the time, who needs finger dexterity? πŸ™‚

  14. Kathleen in Forchheim

    Holy Cow – those are totally gorg! I can still remember how soft the first one was in my hands….
    I might have to start me some of those!

    Green with Envy

  15. Angelia

    The mittens are so beautiful!!! You are so talented. Makes me wanna try to knit mittens. And I don’t see any mistakes.

  16. Britta

    Kim, they are so lovely! And they look toasty too. Congrats on conquering the pattern so successfully πŸ™‚

  17. jsc

    Wow, those are amazing. I am in awe.

  18. Suzi

    Absolute gorgeous!!! I only can say it again how much I adore your knitting. Who will be looking for mistakes on such beautibeautiful mittens. And fortunately itΒ΄s still so wintery, you could wear them the whole day long. Congratulations!

  19. Teresa

    Those mittens are just BEAUTIFUL!

    Thanks for leaving a comment to my current post. I subscribe to your blog via Bloglines – or thought I did – your comment brought to my attention that something was messed up and I wasn’t getting notified of your updates. I’ve fixed that! and will be cheering my fellow Team KTDT member on to victory!! Go Team!!

  20. Sarah

    They’re gorgeous, you’re so clever!

  21. Torunn

    Fantastic work ! The more you wear them, the better they becom. Time to knit socks ? (ti hi)
    I was down in the basement looking fore the pattern, but I must have given it to Nina (lucky fore you) Thank`s fore putting me in the top among favorite “blogger`s”
    Big hug.

  22. Sharon J

    I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: they’re gorgeous πŸ™‚ ~Sharon

  23. Nik

    Those markers are way cute. I found your site while searching for patterns for knitting needle cases. You shall be linked.

  24. Jackie

    Kim – OH MY GOSH!!!! Thay are just amazingly beautiful. I wouldn’t take them off either.

  25. Erica

    I can’t see a single mistake — they’re absolutely adorable, and I’m blown away by your two-color prowess! I bet they’ll make your fingers very happy and toasty.

  26. nona

    What a beautiful pair of mittens — they’re a masterpiece!

  27. Nina

    *hug* Thanks for the dedication! Lovely mittons. (I’m back πŸ™‚ )

  28. Melanie

    Beautiful mittens!

  29. Laura

    I completely understand why you wouldn’t want to take these off. The only problem with wearing them to bed is that you won’t be able to close your eyes for staring at your beautiful mittens!

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