Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mittens are a good project when you are on the injured list, and a winner.

Snowfling Mitts in progress

Yup, I'm on the injured list - this is a hockey, and probably other sports, reference. Canadians are hockey people at heart, even if we seldom watch a game anymore. I stupidly hefted too much, too many times last week and sprained some structural part of my back. Yesterday my doctor gave me a stern lecture about no lifting, pushing, bending, and such. She also gave me medicines, a physio referral, and instructions to get back to yoga and the gym after this heals - it's all about core strength, which I have been neglecting.

Later today I am going to try to sew at my machine but I am doubtful that it will be that comfortable for a week or even possibly two. So in the meantime I am going to finish these fantastic Snowfling Mittens. The yarn is hand dyed by Tanis Fiber Arts and the pattern is Tanis's too. She is also Canadian and certainly understands winter, these mittens also get a knitted liner in a cashmere blend of yarn so are very thick and warm and soft.  Kristie and Kelsey have already finished their versions of these mittens, take a look.

Snowfling Mittens in progress

I wish you could see the yarn, the indigo parts sort of glow. Two coloured pattern knitting like this (fair isle knitting) is not something I do much of and so I am far slower at it than other knitting techniques. However, today I am thinking it will be a perfect speed.


Thank you to everyone who entered my draw for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. I am still reading through the excellent suggestions and ideas for projects, and I shall be making a nice list of projects to start over the holidays. I drew the winner this morning and it is Arita.


I hope you all enjoy the weekend, I think I might watch a movie or two. This requirement to stay put and get better is not really that terrible.

Best,

Leanne

37 comments:

  1. Oh Leanne I am so sorry you've hurt yourself. Hope the healing is just in time for other people to heft turkey in and out of the oven for Christmas dinner! Take care, do as the doc says and get better. Your mitts are fantastic! Really beautiful pattern and yarn and they look so cosy.

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  2. Look after yourself and hope you heal quickly. Beautiful mittens.x

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  3. Take care, a sore back isn’t fun! I hope you will be on the mend soon!
    Love those mittens! I have some wool left from an almost finished cowl project, so I might take a look at the pattern!

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  4. Oh wow your mitts are coming along so well, soon we will have everyone obsessed with them! I'm so sorry to hear that you're on the injured list :( I'm glad you have a fun project to keep you occupied though while you're on the sidelines. Take care of yourself Leanne and feel better soon!

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  5. Thank you so much for the great giveaway. I am zoo excited winning it. And take care of yourself and get some rest, movies and a book are a great idea this time of the year.

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  6. ha! Good thing I just went ahead and order the fabric for myself!!! ;) They only had the jelly roll but I can make it work! lol Take care. We need to work smarter as we get older. But you know that already.

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  7. Hope you feel better soon! Your mittens are looking beautiful. And yes, Canadians are hockey people. There was even some outdoor hockey playing last week in Chilliwack. Of course, that's over now...

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  8. Oh no! I hope you get better soon! In the mean time, those mittens are gorgeous!

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  9. Oh, heck! Take care, missus, your mittens are gorgeous!

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  10. Hope the back gets better soon, it's always the way, we think we can do just a bit more and end up pushing ourselves too far! Take advantage of the change of pace, and enjoy your mitten making :o)

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  11. I hope your back gets better soon. I love your mittens!

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  12. Hope your back heals soon:) Gorgeous mittens!

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  13. lovely mittens, now enjoy putting your feet up for a while! xxx

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  14. Oh bad backs are horrid. I have started Pilate's recently to help mine and it seems to be working. Hope you feel better soon. Those mittens are amazing

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  15. Those mittens are absolutely beautiful and your work looks perfect. I am going to have to try that. Take care of yourself so you can get back to sewing, too!

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  16. I would not have need of these mittens and it is a good thing because using two yarns would boggle my brain. You have made a beautiful job of making these mittens. Sorry you got hurt. Rest up and fell better

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  17. Oh there might be two reasons I like Canadians. We have something in common. Hockey is so popular here as well and we understand winter too, lol. Get well soon!

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  18. Beautiful mitten pattern and I love the colour combination!! Sure wish I could learn how!!!

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  19. Love the mittens! Hope the feet up with a film thing is helping your back heal (along with the drugs of course!)

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  20. oh bummer! So sorry to hear about your back injury! Do take care! Thankful you have sweet mittens to work on!

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  21. wow, these mittens are amazing. Sorry to hear about your injury, hope you heal quickly.

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  22. cute mittens ! hope you rest up and get better soon - you have finish alongs to finish !! :)

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  23. Sorry to hear about your back.....I hope you feel better soon.

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  24. Lucky Arita!!! I will be high fiving her at VMQG on Monday. Your mittens are stunning. I'm so sorry about your back!! Take good care.

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  25. Ooh ouch, back injuries are the worst. Hope you're back from injury soon, you're on the first line of my blog reading and if you're not sewing and blogging I might have to read more fourth line blogs to compensate ;)

    Those mittens are amazing, I am in awe of anyone who can get knitting into their heads.

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  26. So sorry to hear you have injured yourself! Hope it heals quickly. Not much worse than a damaged back.
    Hope everything else on the other front is going ok too!!
    xx

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  27. Take good care of yourself, L! It's so important that you let yourself heal or this can be a lingering problem. Stock up on wool and settle in.

    They are absolutely beautiful mittens, Leanne. The pattern is gorgeous.

    Was meaning to email you last week to see if Monday went well for you. Was thinking of you lots!

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  28. Those mitens look very pretty!! Take care!

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  29. Gorgeous mittens! Bad news about your back, I hope you're on the mend soon.

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  30. I know all about bad backs and it is indeed all about your core. How your recovery doesn't stop you enjoying the festive period.

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  31. Those mittens are really gorgeous - I have been admiring the ones made by Kristie and Kelsey as well. Too bad it doesn't really get cold enough here to need mittens. Hope your back comes right soon!

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  32. Oooh! Sorry to hear that you are on the injured list, and found your doctor's admonition about the core muscles interesting. You must be peering into my life, as I've also neglected those muscles far too long as well. Since my bout of ill health (asthma has really sidelined me), I've missed my morning walks and exercise, and will be happy to get back to them when I can. I hope that you'll get better soon, taking time to rest and get better before Christmas comes. Bummer that it had to happen now!

    Those mittens are beautiful. I love the yarns and the pattern--you are so impressive that you can do this, as this skill has totally bypassed me. Maybe when I can't quilt any more, I'll take it up.

    Take care--
    Elizabeth

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  33. Your mittens are gorgeous, Leanne, but mostly I'm thinking of you today. Please rest up and get better soon!

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  34. i sure hope you are feeling better soon!! hugs and hot tea :)
    the mittens are gorgeous!!!

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  35. Sometimes things like that are a message to slow down, do less, etc ,etc, so please take care of yourself - your mittens are lovely and you could not have picked a nicer winner - Arita is lovely

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