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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Never let it be said that I always wait for the last minute to do things! Dear nephew wanted Dale of Norway/St. Anton mittens for Christmas ... well, that is what dear nephew will get!

I started these babies on Monday ... and one is almost complete. (Just sans thumb!) YiPpEE!

I love doing fair isle and even though I was using my Norwegian thimble - my tension is tight. (I know you are screaming "gauge" ... I *do* hear you!)
While snug - it fits my hand ... thankfully - the boy is 10.

If I don't get this tension thing under control - I most likely will have to increase needle size when doing fair isle. Not the worse thing in the world - but it is a situation that I must address before attempting a FI sweater. Suffice to say - my next attempt will be swatched!

Guess I must practice more! O DARN!
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Nannette said...

Mitt looks FABULOUS Miss Kary! WTG!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous Mitten! Lucky Nephew!

I have to know though, what are the men on the front of the pattern book doing? Are they directing a choir of Norwegian school children behind the camera? Or perhaps they are air traffic controllers and a plane is coming in? ;)I love the sweaters they are wearing.

Pamela said...

That's a lovely mitten. Your nephew will be thrilled.

Dove Knits said...

Great mittens, as always, but the people on the cover of that mag look WAY too happy ;)