Sunday, October 17, 2010

Knitting Happy Little Trees

Well, it is official. I am on a Fair Isle kick. See?

Rainy Day Gloves in progress

They are the Rainy Day Fingerless Gloves by Elliphantom Knits. The pattern is available in the Fall/Winter 2008 edition of Knit.1 magazine. (Or you can also download it here for $4.00)

The great thing about this pattern is that I am able to use a lot of my leftover yarn from my Fair Isle Beret. Love it when that happens!

So far I find this project kinda delightful. I like knitting pictures of "happy little trees." Bob Ross would be so proud.

14 comments:

annagueldenhaupt said...

Oh how gorgeous! The colours are simply perfect and I'm loving the pattern you're using. I look forward to seeing the finished object.

ali said...

I think you girls need to teach me how to knit fair isle

Adam and Bri said...

what you meant to say is you're on a gorgeous kick.

Erin said...

Color work is the best. These mitts are going to be supercute. (and yes, I meant to make that one word)

jane said...

I totally see! Those are so cute. I'm joining your kick... hot on the heels of my ordering the Debbie Bliss magazine, I have just spent £30 on a Japanese fairisle book. Plus shipping. I don't speak Japanese and I don't know how to knit fairisle. Er... yay?!

Meg said...

I cannot wait to see your finished mitts! I've adored this pattern since it first came out, but haven't taken the plunge yet....

Diane said...

I love those happy little trees! IF I could knit, this is what I would be knitting....very cute and chic, Kara!

Nicola said...

They look fab, if I could knit I'd be doing a full mitten version!

CelticCastOn said...

ooooh ohhhh weird fact! I used to work with Bob Ross's nephew, Robbie :) He was awesome!

Chancy said...

I love those mittens and I love Bob Ross!

theseamery said...

Can't wait to see them modeled on the handlebars of your bike! ;) And wouldn't it be so darling to have a matching hat...

PS Bob Ross ref, perfect!

knitseashore said...

So pretty! I love the Bob Ross mention too.

They're not fair isle, but I'd love to knit these:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-twilight-mitts

Lap Dog Knits said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished pair!! Very Fun!!!

Claudia said...

I love your fingerless gloves in progress and I absolutely LOVE your Fair Isle Berret...I have to admit that fair isle scares me a little so I am uber impressed with your projects.