Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Just One

I came across the cutest Mini Mitten Ornaments the other day. They are knitted from leftover sock yarn. I had visions of knitting several of them until I made the first one.

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It became clear to me right away that this little mitten will never have a mate. So tiny, so fiddly (for me) on double pointed needles that I almost didn't finish the first one. I stuck with it though and an hour later I had an adorable mitten that's not even as big as my little finger.

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Though this pattern is not for me, you might be interested. It's well written and the results are really cute. Others have made several pairs in record time. So don't discount trying it just because I gave up. You'll know by the time you reach the thumb whether it's something you want finish or not.

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When you print out the pattern, you'll have a good idea of how tiny they really are. Mine matches perfectly to the picture.

12 comments:

  1. How about using the mitten as a pin for you jacket in the winter. Or maybe a package topper for a lucky knitter for Christmas? It is very cute.

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  2. Your tiny mitten is very cute, but I can see how that would be not the most fun thing to knit. Good job finishing it, though!

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  3. Hi!
    Let me know if you like the other pattern better. I haven't tried that one yet. Your mini is awfully sweet.
    susan

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  4. I've had mini-mittens on my Christmas ornament list, but I'm glad you warned us that they're not a simple, relaxing project. I kind of thought they might not be. I started to knit a mini sweater the other day and quit for that same reason...Maybe I'll stick with the miniature stocking caps:)

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  5. So cute! I can see it isn't for me, either. But, it's so cute!

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  6. Benedicte - http://fairyswoop.net11:35 AM

    How adorable!

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  7. I made some mini mittens the other day, too, but they were knit flat and then seemed. Very fast and very simple.

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  8. It's adorable, too bad it's such a pain to make.

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  9. I've wanted to make mitten and stocking ornaments for years, but that's why I haven't. Too bad, they would be cute all over the tree ;o)

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  10. Ha! That's too funny. I printed out the pattern after you linked it for me. I just finished up 3 mini socks tonight and was thinking about making the matching mittens... but now I might have to rethink that. It is adorable. You got to give it that.

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  11. It is cute! That might be something I could do for Christmas gifts NEXT year - if I started right after New Year's, maybe. Will that mitten be on your tree?

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  12. SockPixie1:20 PM

    So adorable!

    Caroline, the SockPixie

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~Tracy