Friday, December 02, 2011

finish it up Friday, week 6

Welcome to week 6 of finish it up Friday! How are your finishes coming along? Sadly, my progress on my quilty WIP list is less than stellar, but I'm hoping to see some progress next week!
I did manage to finish up these mittens for my daughter. These little babies prove that I have perserverence!!! They are riddled with issues, but they are d.o.n.e. The best part? She LOVES them! I put a string on them and tucked it in through her coat arms so they don't get lost before she outgrows them, just like I had to do when I was little. As a family we've gone through WAY too many gloves and mittens so far this season, and it's still early! I'm hoping the string does the trick. (Too bad my boys are a little too old for that!!) When I was knitting these it struck me that I was actually crafting out of necessity rather than just for the fun of it. It's crazy just how satisfying that feels!

How about you? Do you have a finish to share this week? If you do, I'd love to have you join in the fun. Please leave a link to a specific post and share your finish so we can all cheer each other on!

Oh, before I forget, thanks to those of you who wrote out your bucket list in the comments of the previous post. I absolutely LOVED reading them. :)

Happy Friday to you!

32 comments:

Kelli said...

Love the mittens and your little girl is so cute! I've got 3 rows left to knit to finish up a pair for me. :) I don't know how much I'll wear them, but it was fun to make something different...

Terriaw said...

Cute mittens! I love the color of that yarn. Love that picture of Amanda too! I do love knitting mittens.

I am happy to report I finished my Garden Party quilt top - woohoo!

randi said...

cute mittens! and she looks so happy with them!

i have tried knitting, but i just can't get "the feel" of it.

bethanndodd said...

Those mittens (and your little princess) are so cute! She looks so proud to be wearing them. Great finish. Thanks for hosting!
Smiles~Beth

Christine L said...

Just want to say THank you for hosting the Finish it Fridays! I appreciated the motivation to get a project done :)

Love the mittens they turned out CUTE!

Luisa said...

Love the mittens the colors are fun perfect for a little girls :)

Judee said...

The mittens are great. My grandmother used to knit them every year for me and all my cousins. Brings back memories!

Chase said...

I have many mittens, but I bough them! I have a terrible counting skill when is comes knitting. I always admire people who can knit, quilt,and bake! Thanks for the post, I have shared one overdue holiday quilt here~

Cathy said...

Such sweet mittens for a sweet little girl. Mitts are one of my favourite things to knit.Once again, this finish it friday gave me the incentive I needed to finish yet another quilt. Thanks so much for hosting this linky party. I wonder If I'll be able to make next weeks?
Hmmmmmm........

QuiltinMama said...

She's a cutie-pie and looks delighted with her new mittens. Thanks for the chance to link up to Finish It Up!

Judy said...

I love making mittens and those turned out so cute. She sure looks happy to be wearing a new pair of mittens.

beth said...

Oooh! I wish I could knit!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Pretty mittens! :) My two year old will NOT keep hers on so she gets cheap ones from the shop until she learns (that should give me a chance to learn to knit properly too!!)

Erin said...

Love the mittens!! I finished up a quilt for Christmas this week, thank goodness!

Miranda said...

The mittens look great! And she likes them, that is the most important part :)

Leslie said...

oh I LOVE those mittens! such a great color too! I really need to learn how to knit!
thanks for the linky show and tell...I keep meaning to participate then get busy, so finally I get to!

Alli said...

Awww, that's so sweet that your daughter loves your mittens! Yay! They're super cute -- I like the sherberty pink. :)

Elena said...

Your daughter is so sweet, and the mittens look nice! But you are right: today was the first really cold day in Madrid... and my 2 years old son has lost the first pair of mittens this winter!
¡Muchos besos!
Elena

amy g :) said...

Oh man, that string is crucial!!

Manda said...

Super cute mittens!

Speattle said...

The mittens are adorable. Now, you need to go post that photo on Ravelry, on your project page with all the important details!

Suzanne said...

Those are so cute and so is her smile. There is nothing better than knitting (or quilting) for someone who appreciates the gift. Yay for you!

Thimbleanna said...

What a little doll -- you can see how much she loves those mittens in the way she holds them up with that big smile!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how I wish I had something finished to post. :0) Hopefully next week I can play along. For now I am really enjoying others. :0)
Have a nice weekend.
Sincerely. Trish

Basildon Kitchens said...

What a cute little princess - adorable. I finished a quilt top and hope to get it quilted by Christmas - wish me luck!

wannabegodly said...

Nice mittens & cute little sweetie! I'm wondering if you can make your linky party one of the kind that has photos. (Can you tell that I don't know too much about the making of such things?!) That way we can click on the projects that are of particular interest to us.

Laura said...

Homemade mittens are the best! So much warmer than store bought.

AMD said...

Cute.
I'm all about strings too, though my husband thinks Adam should dispense with his so he doesn't get teased. Good grief. We don't need any planting of ideas. Four-year-olds don't (and shouldn't) care about such things.

quirky granola girl said...

your girl is so cute! and i say that if your boys aren't old enough to keep track of their stuff, then they haven't outgrown the usefulness of the mitten string.

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Katherine said...

Break out the party hats! You knit mittens!!!! Wahoo! They look great, Amanda Jean. Oh, you should be so proud. Miss A is one lucky daughter and looks mighty pleased with them.

Kristen said...

Poor lost mittens! These look beautiful. It reminds me of The Mitten by Jan Brett! Great kids book. :)