Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Monster Mitts

It has been quite a week and its only Wednesday.
Monday, I spent 4 hours working in LA and 10 hours in airports - ick! I did get some good knitting done....

Last week, I was flipping through etsy and I found an Insubordiknit Monster Hat kit, that I had to have! I have been lusting after one for a while, but hadn't seen one that I loved. So I was really excited when this one arrived...

When I got to the ticket counter 15 minutes before it opened, I sat on the floor of the airport and rolled the yarn. Then I started the hat. It soon became obvious that with the fabric density that I wanted - there was not enough yarn to make a hat (see above photo). Really this wasn't a bad thing, since the more I knit, the more I doubted that I would wear this hat....
Then while sitting for 8 hours at the airport, thanks to a cancelled flight - I decided that this would make great monster mitts. Of course, I didn't have the right needles, so I worked on my knee socks. On a side note - I left Harry Potter at home, brought my knee socks, my monster hat - no patterns, no extra needles - trying to travel light - and I have a huge delay, so I quit the hat and make up a pattern that I hope will work for the socks...

Tuesday was my birthday and Mr.sunneshine gave me a wonderful relaxing day with meals out, a long nap, a great gift and champagne and cake on our deck last night.

This morning I got up and knit up the mitts while my car was going through emissions. Sewed on the monster, while watching "Scott Baio is 45 and Single", which was surprisingly engaging *guilty pleasure*. And now I am the proud creater of Monster Mitts - so anytime Mother Nature decides to cool us down, I am ready!!

Happy Knitting!!

10 comments:

stella said...

Those are awesome!!

DAWN said...

Oh Sunne, you are something else. Those are incredible! I would love to see the faces of passers by as you wear those cleaver mitts.

Adriana said...

OMFG. I love them. Happy Belated Birthday.

Monster Mitts!

knitphomaniac said...

Oh... My.... God... Those kick ass! What wonderful mitts!

Jana said...

Happy happy birthday! Sounds like it was a good day! The mitts look great too, the monster patch in the middle is such wonderful icing on the cake.

white oak studio said...

hey sunne, fyi I'm running a contest on my blog! Jana
www.whiteoakstudio.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Awesome monster mitts!!!

Knittymama said...

Wow, those are seriously clever! Love 'em.

KnitXcorE said...

much better than the hat. kyooooooooooooot!

said...

They rock and you rock! Seriously. :D