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I'll start by telling you a little about Cowgirl. She's my tomboy, my outspoken, full of zest, drives everybody crazy teenage daughter. This is the girl who, at age 7, was so determined and enthusiastic about spinning that she learned on a spindle, with Rambouillet that was beginning to felt. Within 3 years she had figured out that spinning wasn't for her, even though she does an excellent job of it, and has moved on to other things.

She enjoys knitting, and mitts are at the top of her list right now. Blue and brown are her favorite colors, so when she saw Christina's Hanalei colorway, she fell in love with it. I told her I'd get it for her birthday, which was actually already past, (and for which I had already given her a present, but Hey!, it was a good excuse!). She wanted a different size yarn, so I special ordered some sport weight from Christina. The pattern she chose to use is Shannon's Fingerless Gloves, from Ravelry. (She's really into cables, too!) And now for the pics!

Here's a look at the completed pair.

Here's the close-up of her great knitting job.

And here's The Two Year Old modeling also. [Sometimes I don't resist the "Me Too!". =))]

A great big thank you to Christina for such a wonderful dye job. This yarn is beautiful. We were wondering how the colorway would show in the knitting and were both pleased with the way it pooled, broke up, and then pooled again. It gives a very unique look to the mitts.

And now for the announcement. We have been building an Album of Cowgirl's photos. If you hop over to my photos page and click on the albums, you'll find one with her name on it. Look through that and you'll get an idea of what else she's into these days. Oh, and none of the photos in there have been touched up in any way. That's really what it looks like around here at sunrise or sunset.

Happy Fiber!!


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Comment by Nutty4Knitting on January 1, 2011 at 12:46pm
Finaly coming up for air! =))  Thanks for that link, Pickle!!!  That looks to be a much easier method than what we've been using to close the thumb gap.
Comment by cherylbwaters on December 31, 2010 at 7:32pm
Thanks, Pickles! You are terrific! I now have it in my library.
Comment by PickleSue on December 30, 2010 at 10:30am

I was researching something for someone else and ran into a cool article that I didn't remember reading before.  Deals with the pesky hole in a thumb mitten (and also between a sock gusset and instep).  Thought maybe you all hadn't read it before either, so it's HERE if you're interested!   Go about 3/4 of the way down the page and look for the heading So what about a situation like a mitten thumb?  Enjoy!

Comment by cherylbwaters on December 15, 2010 at 5:32pm


Comment by Nutty4Knitting on December 15, 2010 at 5:26pm

Those pudgy little wrinkles are kinda cute!!

Comment by christina | AlohaBlu on December 15, 2010 at 5:14pm

i'm not sure which are cuter in those pattern photos - the legwarmers or the itty bitty feet they are on!! i just LOVE baby feet  - so darn adorable.

Comment by Nutty4Knitting on December 15, 2010 at 4:33pm

Ha Ha! they might have looked something like these.  But I kind of favor these and these, for baby and the Little Girls.

Oh Goodnes! Christina, I might just need more of that yarn!!  Thanks a lot, Cheryl!!  Now there are pictures in my head that may not leave me alone!  =)))

Comment by cherylbwaters on December 15, 2010 at 4:17pm

And maybe Baby could have used them for leg warmers?

Comment by Nutty4Knitting on December 15, 2010 at 1:55pm

Lovely, Christina!  You did a great job, and I think that 'wonky' is a good description for the way that thumb works.  I know we were glad she put in the extra stitches otherwise none of us here could have gotten them on!!  Well, maybe Dinky-Do or the Two Year Old!!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 15, 2010 at 11:58am
Nice work, Christina!

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