Saturday, January 13, 2007

Snowdrift minnens!

My stashbusting quest continues and when my very warm hat used less Peruvian Alpaca than I expected, I had to find another project for the still remaining yarn. So here are my snowdrift mittens (or minnens as my Jubilee Bubilee calls them) posing with my 31 week old baby belly for Krista;0)

I had printed out the free pattern for these "Snowdrift Mittens" months ago, but noticed that there seems to be a problem with the file and my computer won't let me download it from the site. You might try contacting the owner of the site ... but if you would like the pattern and can't get your hands on it, send me an email and I may be able to hook you up ;0)


Sadly, these still didn't use up all my Peruvian Alpaca stash! Seriously, the yardage on that stuff is unbelievable. I used less than 2 balls of the teal and 1 ball of celery.



Oh, and the celery tip on the second thumb? It makes me want to cry! Not because I came so close to finishing with the teal yarn I had, but because they remind me of the mitts my grandmother lovingly knit for us...it was not unusual for them to have different coloured thumbs, or tops! My grandmother was a very practical person and well she did knit hundreds of pairs of mittens and socks for her 24 children's children and grand-children. She was an amazing woman ;0)


Now what to do with the 2 balls of celery and 2 balls of gray I am STILL stashing !?!!

Cheers!

30 comments:

  1. I love them! I'd love to make a pair from my stash... could you hook me up with the pattern? Thank you!! ekwhite77@gmail.com - Liz

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  2. you look gorgeous! and those minnens aren't so bad, either ;)

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  3. Great minnens, and great belly!

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  4. Anonymous5:58 PM

    What a beautiful photo of you! I am glad Krista made a request.

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  5. They look great!

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  6. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Those are great mittens and I would love the pattern! kglasbergen@sympatico.ca
    Your tummy is coming along nicely. I'm a little jealous that you are at 31 weeks, I'm only at 26 and getting really impatient.

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  7. What about matching mittens for your son or hubby? What about a scarf?

    I too would like the pattern for them if you don't mind. My email is on my profile.

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  8. The 'minnens' are terrific! The first picture of the mitts and belly is such a nice pic!

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  9. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Lovely mittens! Would you mind helping me out w/ the pattern?

    babyknits.laura@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Laura

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  10. Anonymous9:49 PM

    The mitts are amazing.

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  11. Hi, I've been reading for a lil while now, but this post just grabbed me! What a perfect picture! It almost makes me miss pregnancy...almost. And I love the color combo on those mittens!

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  12. You are so pretty! And so mommyish! Aww. I love those mittens.

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  13. I love the celery thumb tip!

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  14. Those minnens are so cute! Nicely done. I love the photo of you hearting your belly! :)

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  15. Anonymous8:32 AM

    What a lovely photo! And the green tip on the thumb could become a signature feature! I would really like to have the pattern, too. Looks like you've had a lot of requests for it, so take your time.

    love,
    r

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  16. Anonymous12:12 PM

    I would love to make them and also can not hook up says file is damaged. my email: qltann@aol.com
    Thank you!
    Yours are beautiful!
    Ann

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  17. Anonymous1:41 PM

    I would also love the pattern for the minnens (cute). My email is on my profile. And I also love the picture of you showing off the mittens with your baby belly. Really nice picture!

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  18. Brenda2:15 PM

    What a wonderful photo. Makes me long for the days of pregnancy. I would love the pattern. bjhf@golden.net.

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  19. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Your mittens look gorgeous, and I love the colors too. What a great way to use up your stash. I love the pregnant belly too, so cute.

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  20. KRISTA9:07 PM

    Thanks Anny! You DO look gorgeous. I love your belly, being covered with a hand knit heart.

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  21. Beautiful mittens and belly!

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  22. Anonymous1:11 PM

    Your bely looks adorable! I can't believe you're so far along already. :)

    The mittens are gorgeous. Different coloured thumbs is GENIUS! Now I know what to do to tell the left and the right apart from now on. :) Thanks!!

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  23. You look great, hope you are feeling strong. Wonderful mittens and hat. I am reading EZ's knitting around now and just love her digressions.

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  24. marie-michèle3:01 PM

    Anny, wonderful minnens... they are absolutely gorgeous... and the colors are just perfect together... and your expanding belly is making me smile! ahhhhhhhhh! I really miss you! hope you're feeling ok and that you are enjoying our sudden "real winter". Hey! now you get an opportunity to use all those winter garnments! What do do with the rest of the stash? what about an "angel bed" for baby? you know, one of those comfy covers you can pull over the carry-on bucket seats infants use in the first months? I've found those pretty useful: you don't have to dress baby too heavily and you don't have to wake baby to dress/undress when he's sleeping in his seat, you just add/remove the comfy cover... it's an idea!
    on a personnal note, guess what Isaac got for Xmas? if I tell you "a horse in front, a duck behind, put them together and what do you find? a horse-duck? that's silly!!!"... can you guess? it's actually Leo who's having a blast entertaining his brother with the device, but man, can that tune get stuck in my head! lol! talk to you soon!

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  25. Loving the minnens! Especially the thumb details. So sweet! Did your grandmother do multicolored parts because of the ultimate leave-no-stash-behind/no yarn unknitted mind set or was it just a signature look for her? Would love the pattern when you find the time. bionerd101@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  26. Anonymous8:51 PM

    Very cute belly shot :) You're almost there!! Love the minnens!

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  27. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Very cute belly shot :) You're almost there!! Love the minnens!

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  28. that's such a lovely photo of you anny - save it for little lemon drop someday!
    xoxo

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  29. Just found your lovely web site. What a wonderfully creative person you are! I'm very impressed with all your work. I, too, would love to have that mitts pattern as my friends and family in Canada are needing them as we speak. Quite cold there right now! My address: indiablack@hotmail.com. Thank you Anny. ps: I work as a Nanny and will definately knit that spiral sweater for my little charge since I've seen what a wonderul job you did!

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