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February 05, 2008

I reallly need to focus....

I have all these projects with just 1 mitten, or 1 sock or part of this or part of that done. Sigh...... I think I just need more time! Yeah right.

What has caused my mind to wander? Yet again? I am so into this mitten thing! Also I keep looking at the Vanna's Choice yarn that doesn't seem to be dwindling....

I thought I would try a new pattern with the above yarn and see what I came up with:


Yes. This is the Matrix Mittens. I really love the pattern, but I don't like the square edge at the top. I am more of a pointy mitten gal.

Here is the back side:


And just to overload you, here are shots on my hand:



Why people, do I feel the need to knit with Acrylic? I am going to give these another shot, but I am going to modify the top of the mitten to a point. AND I am going to knit with good old fashion wool

I guess I should mention that I do have one Roza sock done and I am at the gusset of the second. Home stretch. I should have new socks to wear by the weekend!

Posted by beth at February 5, 2008 12:56 PM


Nice. I like it. I enjoyed the square edge.

It's mitten madness!!!:)

Posted by: Carol at February 5, 2008 01:13 PM

I'm obsessed with making mittens right as well... I just ordered the Selbuvotter book.... now planning to make ALL my Christmas gifts for this year out of said book...Ambitious much?

Posted by: Shannon at February 5, 2008 01:53 PM

I like the squared off edge. To each, his own.

Um..acrylic is inexpensive, it stays put and it's machine washable and is available in large quantities. Could you imagine how much a 'Pound of Love' of Rowan Calmer or Noro would be??!?!

Posted by: Christie at February 5, 2008 02:21 PM

I wonder if the top of the mitten would look as squared off in wool. It drapes and shapes differently than acrylic, and it's warmer too! I think the pattern is worth another try. :-) Use your handspun, and you'll still be economical.

Posted by: Salt City Spinner at February 5, 2008 03:29 PM

I agree with you on the mitten points. They just seem to fit better...

But, I do love those mittens! Just imagine the beauty in wool and with pointiness!

Posted by: Sheepish Annie at February 5, 2008 03:42 PM

They're great! And, heck, they're washable when they're acrylic. Having some of each is a good thing. :-)

Posted by: Laurie at February 5, 2008 05:20 PM

i think the mitten is beautiful as it is! lovely colours and i like the square top.

Posted by: kris at February 6, 2008 04:29 AM

If anyone understands mitten obsession, it's me!

Posted by: Erin at February 6, 2008 08:13 AM

I think they are super cute!

Posted by: Sara at February 6, 2008 11:55 AM

I do like the squared tops - but I like my toes squared off too, so maybe it is a symmetry thing?

And where you are you should be knitting with wool, cashmere, yak, etc. Not acrylic! But hey, sometimes the lure of the yarn is too much.

Lovely mitten. I need to make some before it warms up!

Posted by: meg at February 6, 2008 09:22 PM

I like the mitten. Very nice! I also think it's hilarious that Vanna White has her own line of yarn.

Posted by: Sharon at February 6, 2008 10:00 PM

Is it because acrylic is relatively cheap, often comes in good colors, and can be squishy soft? (get it outta your system!-wool is so much warmer)

Posted by: lisa at February 7, 2008 09:10 PM

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