Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Queue Revue

Today we're taking a sneak peak into my never ending queue!

Howdy!

In the Queue Revue today I'm offering up more mitten patterns. We're almost into January now and I'm so excited about mitten month! I've also decided to participate in "11 Mittens in 2011", which is exactly what is sounds like. Knit 11 pairs of mittens in 2011. I have many many patterns in my queue and some are all ready to knit with the pattern and yarn already matched and waiting for me to cast on.

A few weeks ago I shared all the Jared Flood (aka Brooklyn Tweed) mittens that are on my to do list, and today I have 3 super pretty colour work patterns to share.

1. The first one is called Isidora and is a SpillyJane pattern. She is a fabulous Canadian designer who does the most stunning colour work! I love her mittens! They are funky and retro, a perfect combo.


photo by spillyjane

I was reading through a few of the FO's on the Isidora page and one lady used Chickadee by Quince and Co. Chickadee is sport weight yarn (which the pattern calls for) and if it's anything like the Lark, I'll bet it's wonderful! So I'm thinking this may be my next yarn purchase. I'd love to try some Chickadee in some fun purple and yellow colours for the Superstar.

Planning out projects like this is just so much fun! Almost more than knitting them sometimes!

2. The Anemoi Mittens  has been around Ravelry for a number years and every time I see them I'm reminded of how very pretty they are.


photo by AnAbundanceOfLisa

These remind me of those Japanese paintings of mountains with swirling clouds. I just think they are so nice and classy yet whimsical too. I can't wait to knit these. They are knit in a fingering weight.


3. The last ones today are called La Joie du Printemps by Heather Desserud.


photo by yarnharlot

The Yarn Harlot has done them and blogged in her funny and entertaining style. I thought they were very pretty. They are also knit in fingering. I may change up the colours a bit though. Maybe something bold like red and white or green and brown.

So many choices! So many mittens, so little time!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out another edition of the Queue Revue.

So, I have to ask, what's in your queue?!

2 comments:

  1. Bella's La Push hat from Twilight, Bella's striped Eclipse hat, a Malabrigo Twist beanie w/pattern TBD, some kind of shawlette in a brown Cascade for a some future dinner invite for Mediterranean fare, & a beanie or cowl for me to finish up Madelinetosh DK Silver Fox!
    Do you find fair isle mitts take longer than regular ones?

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  2. I like all three!! Hmmm . . . maybe I should knit some mittens in January. Every pair I have attempted I have ripped out!

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