Monday, January 4, 2010

Free, to a Loving Home

And no, it's not a puppy. If I find one of those, I'm keeping it for myself.



I didn't have the opportunity to finish up all of my works in progress this past month. I had lots of plans for those three day holiday weekends, but alas, I was led astray by new projects. In between Christmas and the New Year, I knit two neck warmers, one hat and a pair of mittens. I think it was defensive knitting, because let me tell you, cold is such a weak adjective to describe our weather lately. Frigid, biting and arctic come to mind as suitable alternatives.

So I've been using wool and indulging in knitting things to keep a human warm. Instead of the above items, I should have knit a hot water bottle holder, but there's still time.

These are Mittens Interrupted, pattern by Eunny Jang, and were featured in the Fall, 2008 issue of Interweave Knits. Knit with Manos del Uruguay, in two separate colors using linen stitch in the flat and in the round, I wouldn't call this mindless knitting, but neither would I call it difficult.

Do you like them?

Do you want them?

Leave a comment here sometime before Sunday, January 10th at 11:59 PM, and on January 11th, my blog anniversary date, I'll throw your name into the hat for a chance to win these pretty mittens. Since most of the world is in a deep freeze these days, I couldn't think of a better treat to thank you for being such loyal friends.

32 comments:

Winifred said...

They do look nice Rudee but it would cost too much postage to send them if I won so I'll leave it to those nearer to you.

Don't you need them?

I like your expression that you were "led astray by new projects". Crumbs you and I have so much in common! I don't get finished one project before I start two new ones.

SkippyMom said...

They're lovely Rudee - Your pics are so cute!

I don't want to enter - just want to tell you how pretty :)

Stephanie V said...

Nice mittens. I did look at that pattern when it was KD freebie. I'm impressed with your version.
I'll leave my comment and hope to win a pair of 'Rudee mitts'. It might not get as cold as you've had it lately but the fingers like to be toasty on a walk.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It's absolutely freezing here in Northumberland and I'm typing with gloves on! You are a very talented lady, I remember starting a pair of mittens when I was pregnant with Amy and ten years on, I still haven't finished them.

Best wishes, CJ xx

Brenda said...

I just resisted buying Interweave Crochet magazine. I loved the coat (?) cover on the cover of the magazine. I already have way too many patterns/projects to deal with. Your mittens are beautiful...and your hair. Sandy just left a comment on my blog bragging to me that it is 70 where she lives. Think I may try to retire in California.....

CT said...

lol! they are so cool!!! I'm feeling lucky, being my birthday today and all, so I am in! sign me in!

CT said...

LOL!!! Even if here's never cold enough for mittens! LOL!

distracted by shiny objects said...

I hear ya about the weather. It is BRUTAL. I have my Under Armour on under my clothes even while I'm in the house, and it's been a Godsend. Recommend it highly, especially for those nighttime home visits of yours. My hubby just left for our place up by Lake Erie. Crossing fingers and toes that pipes haven't busted. I imagine that wind off the bay there is ridiculously fierce... Lovely mittens, glad to hear you're keeping safe and warm. :>)

clairedulalune said...

Rudee how kind of you! I can knit myself, but only really long long long scarves with lots of uneven pattern and lots of holes in them. I do love it though! I just found a pair of whooping big knitting needles so I may start off a big long trail of knitted wool going again! LOL! Hope you are well and enjoying your New Year!

Miss 376 said...

They look sooo cosy and warm, beautiful colours too. I am hoping the snow and ice forecast won't cause problems with picking up the boys tomorrow. Been lovely hibernating for the last two weeks

Amy said...

Oh! Me!

Rositta said...

I sure could have used them this past couple of weeks here in Calgary. They keep telling me that it's a dry cold, ya right. -25 Celsius (-13F) is cold no matter how you slice it...ciao

Dawn-Rene said...

Oh, those look really nice. Don't enter me in for the drawing though, not cold enough here for many mitten wearing days.
Congrats on your blog anniversary too.

Rose said...

Ooh, I'd love them. It's freezing around here for a change and I've noticed that despite all the gift knitting, I don't have much for me in the way of mittens or scarves.

Anonymous said...

Oh, those mittens are most masculine!

They look like the same ones' that Babe Ruth use to wear when he was with the yankees.

There ain't a tough guy around that wouldn't want a pair of those...

Jackie said...

The mittens are great. Looks like you do such a nice job and must love your knitting. You are right when you say we are all frozen in this winter.

So kind of you to have this give away.
Enjoy,
Jackie

Jadekitty said...

Very pretty! I would love these to my missing fisherman's gloves.

Gail said...

I want these! They are wonderful. It has been cold here but not artic yet.

Queenmothermamaw said...

They are nice Rudee, but would cost a fortune to send here. Maybe someone closer to you could win. It is cold as, you know what, here. Blessings and Congratulations on your blogoversary.
QMM

laurie said...

you need to start selling your stuff.

debra said...

I love love love mittens!! Never wear gloves at all just mittens. And cold it is---snowy, too.
xo

Lisa L said...

my son matt and his girlfriend are freezing in portland...can i enter for the prize? xx

Catherine said...

What lovely mitts! I would be happy to knit them if I knew how! Send the pattern if I don't win them! I don't know if that knitting mag is available here, probably not but it might be online. I got a nice knitting book at Christmas with some cool patterns. Look forward to trying them out!
Happy New Year!
Catherine.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow love the mittens. And happy blogiversary! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

Devon said...

Those are gorgeous! Do you remember when Eunny had a blog before she got the job at interweave? I was always amazed with what she would come up with!

Good luck house hunting this weekend!

Poetikat said...

Sign me up!

Finding Pam said...

OK I am in and may the random generator choose me.

SkippyMom said...

I couldn't post on today's blog but I wanted to tell you I laughed out loud at the "I'll ship - according to the weathermap these would come in handy just about anywhere" [paraphrase]

Cracked me up and you are SO right.

SkippyMom said...

I couldn't post on today's blog but I wanted to tell you I laughed out loud at the "I'll ship - according to the weathermap these would come in handy just about anywhere" [paraphrase]

Cracked me up and you are SO right.

BJ said...

Oh Rudee! Those mittens look so nice 'n warm.....and I could sure use them here in Maryland.

Please enter me! Wish me luck!

Thanks.

bettyjf1 said...

Those are beautiful! ONLY because it's been SO wretched here in AZ until last month can I say without feeling bad that it's been beautiful here.. in the 70's.. so I don't need the mittens.. I just like them.

Renie Burghardt said...

Happy blogiversary, Rudee!

The mittens are so neat! We've been in the deep freeze here, but it is finally moderating and we reached 25 today! A heat wave! This coming week we may even get to 50. Time to get the shorts out. Yeah right!

Have a great week!

Hugs,

Renie