Saturday, January 30, 2010

Later Gator

Wanna see something cute?

Yeah, I'm talking about Max, but the mittens are kinda cute too. I dreamed last night that I knit a pair of these in a khaki green colour and had a red stripe on the mittens where the eyes go. You know, like the Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now, I must make them. Which one wears the red? Donnatello? I remember my brother loving them. I wonder would he appreciate a pair of ninja turtle mitten?

The pattern details - "Later 'Gator" mittens from Stitch n Bitch Nation. Knit in the smallest size. Brother Bradley would need a much larger size and some serious pattern altering, so no, I don't think I'll be making them. Knit these in Cascade 220, a work horse yarn that I cannot see any difference in it and Paton's Classic. The mouth is actually knit in Lopi since it twas the only red I had on hand. The teeth are french knots. I finally figured out how to do a french knot.

The designer warns that these mitts will cause impromtu puppet shows. They did indeed. I even ended up getting nipped once or twice. Now I have to make another pair for Morgan. I have this thing about making a pattern twice. I hate doing it.

But, I love Morgan. So, I will make them. I have to find the actual sewon eyes for him though. I glued Max's on, but I'm afraid glue on eyes won't cut it for Morgan, as picky as he is.


Tweedlebug said...

Donatello: purple, Raphael: red, Michaelangelo: orange, Leonardo: blue

Cute mittens (and kid)! I'm thinking of making a pair for my daughter in blue with dorsal fins for a set of sharks.

lexa said...

Very cute!

Kelly said...

Then I should make Raphael! Thanks Tweedlebug!