Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mittens and Quiltmania

A while ago I bought this booklet: I can't believe I'm knitting mittens.
Thought it was perfect for me :-) 

Indeed I was able to knit a mitten with the help from the book and the second one was even much easier. 
I lined it with a soft thin fleece so they are really warm.

Last week we went for a few days to Germany/ Eifel. It snowed and it was pretty cold. Perfect weather to try my new mittens !

The weather got me in the mood to knit christmas balls like I made last year.  I would love to have my tree full with knitted balls like Carlos and Arne have.

Have you seen the Quiltmania agenda 2013? 
I am pleasantly surprised that two of my quilts and one needlecase is published with a beautiful picture.

The agenda is lovely and has very cute small size.


Unfortunately it is raining cats and dogs here in the Netherlands right now. 
Not so nice for being outside :-/ 
So I will end this post with a picture I took in Germany/ Eifel with lovely cold weather.



Sue said...

I am hoping that some day I will be able to knit me some mittens. I've picked it back up after not having done any for almost ten years!

Love your knitted Christmas ornament. I think a tree decked out in a bunch of those would be wonderful!

I love anything Quiltmania and will have to check out their agenda for 2013. It looks delightful as is anything that comes from them. Congratulations on your quilts in the agenda!

Janet said...

Your mittens look wonderful! I'm impressed! I keep meaning to learn to knit...
Congratulations on being in the Quiltmania Agenda!! Your quilts are so very lovely I'm sure it was an easy decision for them. It is a very appealing agenda - it's hard enough to find the magazine where I live. I'll have to find somewhere to order one.

Maria said...

Oh Lucy...they look wonderful! And quite warm.

The knitted balls are just perfect for the Christmas season :)


Doniene said...

I jumped with joy when I saw your post!!! Lovely, lovely mittens!! I do want to learn to knit - especially mittens!! But alas, where to find the time!!! Your trip to Germany looks delightful - I do miss the snow at times, as we get very little here in Texas. Way to go to get your beautiful projects published in Quiltmania Agenda 2013!!! I'm going to look for one for me!!

I still think of your visit very often!! It was such a special time for us!!

Tell Rene and all the family hi for us!!


Trudy said...

Hi Lucy, such lovely photos of your trip to Germany, and those adorable mittens and Christmas ball. All gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Jantine said...

Wat een geweldige agenda! Lekkere wanten, knap hoor, die smalle duim!

yellowlillie said...

i reallz like zour blogs.. and this knitting.. think ill trz it mzself, mazbe from some moms tips. hello from Bosnia..

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

clever you, Lucy!! and i really do love those knitted baubles too!! Love the pic of your sweet little quilt in QM Diary 2013.. Congratulations!:)))

Miriam said...

Love your new mittens. the extra lining is a great idea!
Congratulations on having your work in Quiltmania's agenda.

Annemieke said...

Goed gelukt zeg, leek me altijd best lastig. En gaaf die foto van jou dingen in de agenda!

Raewyn said...

Your mittens are lovely - lining them sounds like a perfect idea - glad they passed the snow test! Your little Christmas ball is also very cute and congratulations for making it into the pages of Quiltmania!! Your snow photos are beautiful - it must be a nice time of the year when there is enough snow to be so pretty but not enough to be a nuisance?!

Evelyne said...

Wat knap dat je wanten kunt breien! Ze zijn geweldig om te zien en zo te zien heb je er ook al plezier van gehad. Dat was een goede test.
De gebreide ballen vind ik ook leuk.
Ik heb het ook geprobeerd maar mij wilde het niet lukken.
Wat een mooi waardering dat je quilts in de Quiltmania agenda staan.

Lieve groetjes en succes met de laatste steekje van je quilt,

Patty said...

I have been wanting to try knitting one of those ornaments but have yet to do it. Seems like there is always socks or sweaters on my knitting needles : )