Hedgerow Mitts!

Posted by on Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I mentioned a while back that I’d been doing some pattern designing.  Well, my second original pattern is now available for free on Knitters Review.  Part of what has been so fun about designing these first patterns is all of the cooperation and support I’ve received from my friends.   Jane and Clara encouraged me to write up the pattern proper after seeing my first pair, and the whole process has been a blast.  Jen has come up with astoundingly beautiful yarns for me to work with.  Shelia had great suggestions for the design itself.   Chip, of course, handled the photography with Anna Marie, Rona, Nessa, and Scott assisting (those are his hands in the men’s pair).  Anj, Marfa, Lisa, Beth, Mapgirl, and so so many other friends have been a cheering section for this pattern as I’ve worked on it, and I love them all for it.

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I’ve had a really difficult Spring, but this feels like a nice reward at the end of the maze.  I’m looking forward to a lot of great time in the garden, curled up with books, at the sewing machine, around the fire with friends, in the kitchen, and on a stage or two.  Happy Spring, friends.

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11 Responses to “Hedgerow Mitts!”

  1. Janeon 28 May 2009 at 5:19 am 1

    I’m so glad these mitts happened, and I can’t wait to cast on!

  2. Laneaon 28 May 2009 at 5:25 am 2

    Yayyyy! I’m so glad too, Jane. Thanks for the great sock pattern inspiration and the encouragement along the way.

  3. Lynnon 28 May 2009 at 7:56 am 3

    Congratulations! They look awesome. I can’t wait to cast on!

  4. NutmegOwlon 28 May 2009 at 9:15 am 4

    Just gorgeous, Lanea! They’re at the top of the queue. Wonderful work!

  5. rachelon 28 May 2009 at 9:27 am 5

    Yay! So pretty. Love the yarn, too. They match the water.

  6. Sheliaon 28 May 2009 at 11:09 am 6

    Really, really lovely. Now if I could get a bunch of things off the needles so that I could make a pair!

  7. lindaon 28 May 2009 at 1:05 pm 7

    i posted this to the spoonie community – and told them if they want them – I’d let you know to get knitting and sell them on etsy…socks too.


  8. gayleon 29 May 2009 at 7:55 am 8

    Nicely done! I like how the thumb gussets develop. I need to finish something to free up some needles, now. (Or just buy more needles, but that didn’t seem to help very long last time)
    I’m glad things have settled a bit for you. Enjoy!

  9. Marfaon 31 May 2009 at 5:45 pm 9

    Sweet Lanea,

    They are beautiful & you have done a marvelous job w/ this pattern.

    Way to go, honey!


  10. Susanon 02 Jun 2009 at 5:29 pm 10

    I’ve been reading your blog for a long time but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. But I downloaded this pattern last week and love it..as much as I can love something I haven’t started yet. I had no idea it was yours. I’m going to make them for a friend going through some really difficult times. I’m too far away to actually hold her hand, but I thought perhaps that putting on a mitt, even in summer, would remind her that many love and care about her. Just waiting now for the special yarn I’ve ordered. So thanks very, very much!

  11. mapgirlon 03 Jun 2009 at 2:55 pm 11

    Came home after 11pm from knitting late with C, and casted on just to start them! 🙂

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