Strawberry Mittens are now live!

It's true! The Strawberry Mittens are finished and ready to go!Instructions are included, as usual, to make a par of fingerless Strawberry Mittens as well. Get them here on Ravelry or here in my Etsy shop.I can hardly believe how fast these mittens happened. The idea for mittens with strawberries on popped into my head late in the afternoon this past Sunday (that would be the day before yesterday.) Yesterday I cast on, and turned out over more than half a mitten. And now today -- the mitten got fingertips and a stripey thumb, and I re-did the charts and wrote up the pattern -- and here we are! Which is just as well, really, since the Main Colour yarn (Knit Picks Palette in Blossom Heather) kept reminding me of strawberry ice cream, which just made me hungry. As I was making them I also fancied that I could actually smell strawberries, too. I think this was all brought on by some kind of strange play between the pink and the red (Palette in Pimento) yarns -- the colour combination came out looking really luscious.

Would you believe that this is my 45th pattern for SpillyJane Knits? I hardly can!

Now to get to work on pattern No. 46...and to get to knitting my sock-contribution for Three Irish Girls' Sock Yarnista club (I'm Miss March 2010.)

10 comments:

pendie said...

I absolutely love your patterns and can't wait to get started on some of them!!

lynn said...

Delicious!

Ariane said...

Really nice!
I am planning on making a pair of mittens from SpillyJane... I haven't decided yet which one I want to do! Maybe the pear one or the snow bunnies... but for sure, it's one of your design!!

Anna said...

These are possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen! :)

Miia-Rebekka said...

I'd like to eat them! So delicious colors and beautiful mittens as your mittens usually are :) .

Adriana said...

45 patterns?!?! You're a pro! I remember when you hadn't designed a single pattern. Heck, I remember when you didn't even knit :)

I hope you got some strawberry ice cream to celebrate this delicious mittens.

LEO said...

45 patterns - wow!! Congratulations. The strawberry mittens are freaking adorable.

Emrya said...

I can't wait for March's SY shipment now!!

Rzimmerman said...

yum, yum, yum...makes me long for spring tho...

Kelley Petkun said...

The scary thing is that my mouth is actually salivating!!

I have an overwhelming desire to start your mittens and buy a large tub of Haagen Daz strawberry ice cream! Who knew that a pair of mittens could stop my diet in its tracks!

Congratulations on your prodigious pattern writing!