Monday, December 31, 2007

Last knits of 2007


My friends needed mittens, and I'm pleased to have finished both pairs before the new year comes. I used the same basic pattern as I did for my own plain mitts. For Lynne's pair, at left, I used Moda Dea Washable Wool in come-off-on-yr-hands black, plus just a bit of grey Georga 100% Wool for the thumb stripes; I was going to make solid black mitts, but I was afraid she'd put them down somewhere and then not be sure they were hers. Now she'll know! And for Bernie's, at right, Moda Dea Washable Wool in coffee and a small amount of orange Cascade 220 Quatro (yes, Jenny, that Quatro!). To strike a balance between matching stripes and random stripes, I just flipped the MC and CC stripes on the second mitt. Fraternal twins in retro colours. (Véronik and I had a conversation recently about orange, brown, and the 1970s, which inspired this combo.)

Billy and I are staying in tonight to eat (I'm especially looking forward to the blue cheese with cranberries in it), drink some good wine, and watch Cleopatra on TV until we ring in the new year. Whatever your plans are, I wish you well. Bye bye, 2007, and thanks for everything! xo

9 comments:

Elinor said...

Ah, I love the stripey mittens! They look wonderful! It's funny, I can't say that I liked the brown, orange and avocado green back in the day but now that they're coming back, they really appeal to me. Somehow, they look bright and cheery and not the dull 70s drab that I remember. Happy new year to you!

Chris said...

The stripey thumbs are killin' me here - too cute! I'm staying in, having a beer, and knitting. Maybe reading, maybe watching some dvds. Happy New Year to you and Bill and Mooky!

Barbara-Kay said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Great job on the mittens. They look cuddly warm.

Cari said...

Happy New Year, La Brainy!

MWAH!

melissa said...

happy new year!

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rachael said...

Happy New Year, dear! Enjoy your night and 2008. Dang. I just typed 2009. I am ahead of myself. xo

amanda said...

aw, brilliant mittens! love the fraternal twins :) happy 2008 to you!

Kate said...

Happy new year! I hope to see more of you in 2008 than I did in 2007.