Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just for Fun

Lollipop Mitts

I knit these fingerless gloves without a pattern. Just for fun. Just to see if I could do it.
I have never knit anything without a pattern.

Those of you who routinely knit your own designs know knitting mitts without a pattern is no big deal. For me, this was a big step. I have wanted to be more fearless in my knitting. To loosen the white-knuckle grip I've had on published patterns. To free-fall into knitting from my my own creative thoughts.
Yikes, I hope I have some - creative thoughts!

6 comments:

cici said...

there beautiful.. and I love the added decoration. Great job for without a pattern, your on your way!

Susan said...

Good job! I think we can all make up patterns if we have the courage and confidence. Those are so cute!

Sixsisters said...

These are sweet Mary ! Congrats on stretching yourself. I know how hard that can be. I have the same thing about experimenting with new materials.

makeyourpresentsfelt said...

I know how you feel! I'm not a knitter at all, but I recently tried to make some free-form vessels using 4 needles ...
These mits are beautiful!

ZudaGay said...

Oh well done, Mary!! They are adorable! I don't do any pattern that I can't memorize so that I don't have to keep looking at it. So dishcloths are pretty much my forte'. :) I am impressed!!!

Liz said...

Those mitts are adorable! I always feel so accomplished after I knit something I came up with myself. I hope you feel that way too!