10.1.08

sneaky peeks - the handwarmer project

sneaky peeks - purl bee handwarmers

I've said it a million times, and I will say it again: I love the purl bee! Immensely, enthusiastically, and totally love it! When I saw this pattern for handwarmers, I couldn't resist. I treated myself to the yarn they recommended (The Fiber Company's Organik) and cast on as soon as I got the chance. The yarn is FABULOUS, but more on that later. I am almost done with the first one. My hands hurt a little from working the stitch pattern (and because my right hand has not been too happy lately), so I am going a little slower than I normally would with this. I could definitely see someone cranking out a pair of these in one day, however. Anyway, that's just a sneak peek. Hopefully, I will have a finished pair to share with you soon.

P.S. - Have you seen the pattern for the baby hat? GAH! I want to make that! I need to make that! And I think I have just the yarn for it somewhere....

8 comments:

Ashley said...

Eee eee eee! I'm so happy you're back! Not that I don't love the softie-blogging, because I do, but here I can have something more relevant to say than "OMG SQUEE THAT IS THE CUTEST THING EVER" which is all I know how to say about your softies, being only the most rudimentary of softie-makers myself.

Of course, with that said, those mitts are omg squee the cutest things ever.

Alice said...

How fun! I am excited to start reading your knitting blog! Woohoo!

I also love the Purl Bee, I wish I had enough time to make everything on that site!

diana said...

I MUST make the baby hat and the wrist warmers!

melissa said...

i wasn't so in love with their version (mostly the colors they used) but i love your version (a lot!). so pretty!

Zarah said...

Your Endpaper Mitts are super cute! I'm all for more knitting blogs - they're such a great inspiration. Are you on Ravelry?

maritza said...

Thanks everyone! Feels good to be back and even better to be knitting again.

And Zarah, I am not on Ravelry, but you can catch me here and on Flickr. Ravelry sounds great, but I don't think it's my thing. I don't go to places with velvet ropes nor waiting lists of over 10,000 people. ;)

Lolly said...

I am so happy to see you in this forum again :) and beautiful mitts! I love Purl Bee too, and my mind immediately went to all of the yarns in my stash that would fit this pattern. Great colors for yours, M!

Kathy said...

You have some unbelievable talent. I Love the mitts and the colors you have chosen. Lovely lovely work