December 3, 2013

Gangster pants and old mittens

Filed under:News! — Aileen @ 12:32

I’ve had students doing exams recently so I’m popping by with some phone photos until I make time to take better ones!

I finished up a pair of lined navy pants last week. There was a minor crisis when I realised, after I’d sewn in the lining and finished it up, that there was no denying the waist band was too large. So… I dismantled the whole thing and set it right. I’m glad I did because I’m very happy with the outcome.

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I’ll talk more about it, my modifications and wonderings, when I show better photos. Pants are strange things. Needless to say, I made them to go with my new brown shoes and when I put them on, I realised I looked like one of Al Capone’s henchmen.

The other thing I have to show are mittens I finished during the summer. Actually, I spun the red yarn for the mittens last winter and knit them up fairly quickly. However, I found they were just too thin to wear on my bike and decided to give them a lining. Of course, this took me ages to get around to and when I did, made them so tight that my thumbs would go numb. Eventually I ripped them out and did a better job during some summer lull.

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They’re pretty great. I used my own ‘hands up’ pattern and just extended it and worked sock toe decreases for the top of the mitten. I used Drops alpaca for the lining and knit it on 2mm needles. I picked up stitches along the top of the cuff on the inside.

That’s it for today!

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2 Comments »

  1. Gangster pants, ha! Those mittens look warm. I’m really enjoying your blog these days (a recent find), the things you make are always pretty and beautifully finished.

    Comment by Fiona — December 3, 2013 @ 17:18

  2. Love your blog! I don’t always comment. Your sewing and knitting projects are amazing! I love those mittens!

    Comment by Laura — December 4, 2013 @ 11:38

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