Saturday, December 17, 2011

December - Day 17


The sun rose at 1106 and set at 1320. The length of the day was 2 hours and 14 minutes. Cloudy mostly, but there was a hint of sun behind the clouds. Warm, but no wind, so the day was good for outdoors.  


Thank you for your input in the mittens. Your thoughts have given me some new ideas, plenty to think about. And yes, the beginning in the red/grey mitten is tubular cast-on. 



Today I continued a bit with embroidery. It should resemble a mistletoe ;-). This is just a sketch, I did not mark the background, neither did I draw it on paper beforehand, so the design needs some work. And this embroidery does not belong to this mitten, but since I am not making pairs for these, I can use both for experimenting and trying out different ideas. The red/grey mitten is blocked but the grey/white one would benefit from good wet blocking. 





Maybe I should do a pair of Christmas mittens - for next year... 

Can you believe that it is Christmas Eve already next Saturday? 

Wool till tomorrow
Lene

17 comments:

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  2. I love both colour combinations but my favourite is the red and grey with the lovely mistletoe embroidery - very fine work!

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  3. Marcy22:06

    LOVELOVELOVE the embroidery! The perfect thing to add to these mitts. You are SO creative!

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  4. Ah, that embroidery! Not too much, not too little - just enough. I think a pair of these would be wonderful, not to be just used to experiment on. I love the way you think so creatively about your creations.

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  5. Love your mittens, absolutely adorable!

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  6. Love these mittens. The embroidery is perfect.

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  7. The embroidery is lovely. As Lyn said, not too much and not too little. I knew you would come up with something perfect. :)

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  8. Mary02:28

    The mistletoe is beautiful on the red mittens!

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  9. I knew it was mistletoe before you even said so, so it's perfect. And yes, a pair of Christmas mittens for next year is a wonderful idea!!

    I like both the red and gray mittens, and think they should have mates.

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  10. Trista08:55

    Love!

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  11. Just lovely! Wonderful embroidery!I just wonder if you could have done the embroidery instead of that place in the center of the back of the hand...? How would that look?

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  12. It DOES remember a mistletoe, I knew at first glance :) The mittens are really lovely!

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  13. bizzilizzi15:31

    Lovely mittens - a subtle wee embroidery which is just enough.

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  14. I love your mittens. I have knit a few pairs, but I find them difficult, especially the base of the thumb.

    The embroidery is perfect!

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  15. Oh, I am drooling over the red mittens! The combination of the regimented stripes and the rather Art Nouveau mistletoe is just so lovely.

    Your work is always so beautiful, Lene!

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  16. Your embroidered mitten is just lovely; mistletoe was my first thought!

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  17. Your embroidery on your knits is so delightful! I´m really keen to try it myselft! Thanks for a very inspiring blog!

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