Friday, March 18, 2011

Tuar Mhic Eadaigh Mittens

The St Patrick's Day Celebration competition on Ravelry is finally open.

Voting is open between Monday March 21st until Sunday March 27th 6.00pm Irish time. Any votes cast before that time will be discounted so please hold your horses.
Presenting the Tuar Mhic Eadaigh Mittens.

These mittens are named after an area of stunning natural beauty in Co Mayo, Tuar Mhic Eadaigh (Tourmakeady) where they had their 1st outing before they were even finished. It was a VERY cold day and the mittens are sooooo warm. (Er...technically, I should say 'mitten' here since only one mittens was complete.)

I really enjoyed designing these mittens.

I love colour work and learned a lot about mitten construction along the way. Pattern coming soon when I can get it together.

My thanks to my lovely model G and my equally lovely niece L for the forest photography.
And for full disclosure, yes, I ran out of yarn, just yards from the finish line so one mitten is a teeny bit shorter than the other.

So I guess I’ll keep them for myself.
Tee hee.
And no, I am not canvassing for your vote. Vote as many times as you like, or not at all. Just enjoy and appreciate the work presented by the group.
Check out 2009 and 2010 too. I'll be back with pics of my favourite entries from other years soon.


BIG THANKS to The Constant Knitter for yarn support and encouragement. Hop on over there and check it out!


sheknitupthat said...

Gorgeous! Looking forward to the pattern!

Sinéad said...

Gorgeous! I love them. The colours go really well together and I bet they're lovely and warm. Good luck in the contest!

Irene said...

Whoooot! Lovely! Well done and good luck. You defo have my vote! ;-)

Mags said...

Lovely design Nic, love the colours too.