Northstar Mittens, originally uploaded by Vicki (Knitorious) / Victoria-Pictoria.
Photos of these mittens are really quite rare and I'm going to have to try and make amends. They've been finished now for nearly 5 years. Turning out too small for me, they fit Katie nicely and she's been wearing them ever since, even taking them to the UK & Europe a few years ago. There's a picture from that trip that I'd like to post, but I can't find it. She's pointing at something with bemittened hands and your attention is drawn as much to the pointers as to the pointed.
Kate was over last weekend gathering a few things and she squealed when she found these mittens in the closet. Squealed, I tell you! With delight!! Makes mama and proud and happy knitter. I have to say, after five years they hardly show any wear at all. I made them with Lamb's Pride (Worsted, I believe) and I knit 'em tight (hence the small size), so they're like flexible armor, and they are warmer than anything.
I remembered this after reading Celia's post today.
Posted by: Leightongirl | 11 December 2009 at 07:30 PM
I am envious... making a fine pair of mittens has to move up to a higher priority.
Posted by: Birdsong | 11 December 2009 at 09:22 PM
A fabulous treasure finds it way back to keep someones hands warm! Beautiful work, Vicki!
Posted by: margene | 12 December 2009 at 08:15 AM
Beautiful knitting! Your pictures are amazing!!!!
Posted by: Jeanine | 12 December 2009 at 11:54 AM
Wow, I admire your knitting skills. The mitten design is beautiful.
Posted by: martha-california | 12 December 2009 at 02:46 PM
High praise indeed!
Posted by: Geek Knitter | 14 December 2009 at 09:52 AM