Hey It's Em!
Brittany and I are ready for summer!
One of my co-workers, Alyssa really wants XoXo Mittens! There is something magical about all my co-workers. They just love knitting! I can't believe it! Last year they discovered if they asked me nicely I would make them something! I ended up making a lot of mittens and other cool stuff for them! (Including a pair of Waffle Mittens for Alyssa!) Last year I made an XoXo mitten, but because I discovered the game of Cribbage, I did not finish the other one!
Well, this year is a whole new group of people (except for Alyssa, me and another guy, Jose, all cool pepole!). My first day, I walk in and I see my new co-workers all ready and excited to get guess what...mittens made by me! So, I let them pick out what they wanted and they all selected projects from 60 Quick Knits that I need to make yet! How sweet of them!
I casted on Alyssa's mittens tonight and after watching several episodes of SVU, I have half of them done! Alyssa wanted purple but "not too dark and not too light." I searched in 4 different yarn shops and found the perfect Galway (sorry Cascade) yarn. I used color 166. This photo does not do the color justice... believe me. It's more purple than this. The photo makes it look blue.
They are a great simple project to make. It is easy to see where you need to put the cabled stitches (in terms of putting them in the front or the back) because we all know what an O and an X look like! These mittens have one straight cabled pattern as well as some mock cables. It is just so cool to see these things work up!
The one downside is, if you are not used to following things written out, you might have some issues. They write instructions for Rnds 4, 5 and 6 out for the entire round. Then, for the subsequent rounds they just write: repeat Rnd 4. Then you have to go back and look up what that round looks like.
That is all for now!
Em & Brittany