Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mittens





This is the picture (top) to be inpired by for this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. Beautiful knitted mittens .- so I just had to knit a miniature one. Turned out to be a bit trickier than I had planned (-: because to get the right colors I had to use my Mouline embroidery yarn which, for those of you who don't know, consist of six very thin treads. And these mittens had to be knitted on toothpicks which aren't that smooth after all, so the yarn sometimes got stuck and made ugly loops in the knitting - but I didn't give up (!) and here's the result.
I used another of Maile Belle's fantastic sketches that she has designed for Skipping stones challenge. Can't help it but I'm still wishing for that heartsong stamp set (-:
It is also for the "Colors of the Season" Challenge at Wee Memories  where they want to see reds, blues and greens - and some yellow and orange too I hope!!!

34 comments:

Shoebox Memories D'Luxe said...

I love that mitten! so cute!

Cristina said...

Oh my goodness! You knitted that tiny mitten? And with toothpicks? Amazing. The whole card is simply stunning.

Michellem said...

Are you kidding me?!! WOW!! That is the most fabulous little mitten ever!!

Lisa T said...

OMG, that is fabulous!

~amy~ said...

Oh My SWEET...awesome mix of challenges and you totally rocked the Tuesday Trigger...soooo wonderfully CUTE!

Helen F. said...

Get OUT! You made that adorable little mitten for your card. It's just the cahhutest :O)

Barb's Boys said...

WOW is right! This is incredible, and I love the background color combo too! Thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design this week!

Paula Laird said...

SHUT UP! That is the coolest thing ever!

saday said...

Wow!Wow!

Valerie said...

It's been said here before but Wow!!! So incredible. Love that tiny mitten!!

Glynis said...

I can hardly believe someone could create something sooo small and sooo perfect!! this card is beautiful and surely a winner :O)

Ann said...

Ohhhh my word, Karin! This is TOO cute! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories! :D

Kandi Phillips said...

That is such an amazing mitten, bravo! Love your take on the sketch too, it's perfect! Heartsong is coming soon! It's also up as a prize this week if you join in on the sketch challenge again! ;) Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

oooh that's just the cutest thing!

Sarah said...

Oh my word! I've thought about making tiny little mittens, but it always seems like too much work. I'm so glad to see that you did this. Almost makes me want to order a set of super fine sock needles to try it myself...

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo, la, la! Absolutely perfect for all three challenge, Karin! Lovin' it! Thanks for playing along in Wee Memories' Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That little mitten is just the cutest! Nice job on all of the challenges.

AnitaRex said...

Are you kidding me you knitted that with toothpicks? WOW OH WOW OH WOW! That is amazing! I love that little mitten it's so sweet! So happy you played with us at Wee Memories!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow. This is amazing! I kinda don't want to make a card for the Tuesday Trigger anymore, since I know yours is much better than whatever I can whip out tonight! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

One4Joy said...

oh, you so nailed this challenge! I know embroidery thread and knitting so I know what a labor of love this one is. A perfect answer to the stripey Tuesday Trigger!!!

Rae said...

I am sick from seeing at how absolutely dedicated you were to creating this trigger card.
Un-B-Leave-able. You are too much! Toothpicks? Really??? You have to get the trigger this week! (too bad I don't pick for real-lol)

Cath said...

Oh myh moxie fab, Karin! What a supah fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

LeAnne said...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE....I can't knit on big needles let alone on toothpicks! You certainly deserve that win!

jen said...

OH.MY.WORD!!! This is AMAZING!!!! Congrats on the trigger- I'd say this was absolutely a bullseye!!!!

Whimsical Whimsy said...

If only I could knit that well!! How did you get so good at it?? Fab Trigger submission!

Julia said...

How CUTE is this?!!!!! Love it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations and gorgeous, CUTE card!

Ziggyeor said...

Your mittens are adorable.

My friend knits miniatures and she knitted little mittens for us last year for Christmas to use as scissor fobs. She uses long thin needles but I think her father made them for her.

nancy jane said...

Congratulations on the win, which you most definitely deserve. The little mitten is too cute and looks fabulous against the striped background.

Tracy Durcan said...

I love your card, it was one of my favorites!

Kristal said...

Adorable, love the mitten!

christy sheffield said...

Wow! So awesome!

Windy Robinson said...

Wow... thought that mitten was cool before I read your post... I think it is amazing that you knitted that:)

Helen F. said...

CONGRATS, Karin! I just knew this card would be a MFW pick :o)