Palmdale Owls

I made this for Me

Created by: Que-Huong L

  • Project Details

    About

    I'm an engineer, binary numbers (0 and 1) are my world; knit and purl are similar: just 2 stitches that made up amazing things we use everyday. I'm always in awe that, after centuries of knitting, people are still discovering new methods of knitting!
    The Mohave desert where I used to work is filled with wild life. Driving home from work, I used to stop along the roads to look for bunnies and owls, feeling so alive in the desert! The owls are what I remember most.
    I recently lost a brother who was very dear to me. Studies show knitting releases dopamine in our brain which acts as a natural antidepressant. Knitting helps me cope with this loss.
    For the mittens' cuffs, instead of using the normal ribbing called for in the pattern, I added braids and motifs to make the mittens more original.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    Theresa

    Pattern

    Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Knitted Mittens

    This pattern is from:
    Book purchased from Amazon

    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 3.25mm (US 3)

    Tags

    Craft

    Knitting

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Status

    Complete
    Started on: Feb 24, 2017 Finished on: Feb 27, 2017
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    28 Comments

    • Sandra H

      Hubbard

      Thank you! I'll take a look
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    • Sandra H

      Hubbard

      Where can I get a pattern for these wonderful mittens? Excellent work!!
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      • Que-Huong L

        Hi Sandra-
        Thank you!
        I purchased Jorid Linvik Big Book Of Knitted Mittens on Amazon.
        The book is very nice and has 45 patterns of animals and birds. :)
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    • Que-Huong L

      Wow! Thank you everyone so much for all the compliments and encouragement!
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    • Christina H

      I have just completed a pair of mitts similar to yours, using a pattern from 1950, great work
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    • Linda W

      My sympathies at the loss of your brother, Theresa. Your mittens are beautiful and will always be a connection with him.
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    • Cynthia A

      Que-Huong: How beautiful and thank you for sharing. The stitches are so striking.
      May you continue to find peace and joy through your creativity.
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    • Kim W

      Stunning work.
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    • Jane R

      These are just terrific...very well done you. I bet people comment on them every time you wear them...I know they'd catch my eye in the queue at Sainsburys!!
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      • Que-Huong L

        Thank you! I have not worn them yet because it got warmer by the time I was done knitting them lol
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    • Cheryl K

      Wow these are amazing, the work and patience you had to do this is awesome. You are very very talented.
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    • Isabel M

      Teresa, my condolences on your brother. I also lost my brother this past year & I agree, knitting has been a comfort. I love the mittens- I think I will try them!
      Isabel
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      • Que-Huong L

        Isabel, Oh my heartfelt condolences goes to you! I miss my brother every day and reading your comments brought tears. Thank you so much for your compliments. Please try.
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    • Pauline J

      Pauline J. Hi I just can't believe how talented you are!!! How I'd love to be able to make these. They look fantastic. Well done!
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      • Que-Huong L

        Pauline - thank you so much! You can make them! Please give them a try.
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    • Dolores S

      Inspiring story, Theresa. I would love to be talented enough to make such gorgeous mittens!! I am putting that technique on my bucket list, and maybe someday, I will find a pattern as beautiful as yours. Keep it up!!
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      • Que-Huong L

        Hi Dolores, thank you for kind words. The book I used has many cute animal and birds patterns. I hope to see your work one day . :)
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    • Aude

      Love the comparison between binary numbers and stitches. I work in IT, so got to love it. Knitting is key for me to let the laptop aside and give a rest to my eyes. I also found that crochet is a needed exercise for my eyes. My vision is better then. Keep sharing your work, those mittens are really nice.
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      • Que-Huong L

        Aude-got to love it! Knitting is all engineering to me and life changing when I discovered a new method of doing things. Same with coding ;)
        I love crochet too. I would love to see your work.
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    • Susan W

      Wow,thes are amazing. Thank you for sharing.
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    • Tammy H

      Beautiful Mittens!
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