Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mittenz 2008 Challenge

It's that time again! Mittenz Maddnez

The challenge is - 8 pairs of mittens ( knit, crocheted, sewn, purchased ) to be mailed in October to the Cheyenne River Reservation. Just in time to warm hands for the upcoming winter.

You can read more about it, where to mail, when to mail, rules, etc
on Ann's blog - and she has a contest going on too!

Last year 405 pairs were sent to the Rez - Let's make it more this year!

I've made 5 pair already - but you all know I am not stopping at 8.... Several of us are having a "Battle of the Needles" going on - great fun!

1st Pair

Pattern - Isela's Cabled Mittens from a LAL on the Loom-a-Long Raverly Group.
Worked on the blue Knifty Knitter round loom.
Yarn - Woolease Chunky

2nd Pair

Pattern - None - just improvised
Yarn - Chunky odds and ends.

3rd Pair

Pattern - I improvised on 32 sts with #6 needles on worsted wt yarn.
My first pair of mittens on 2 circs!

4th Pair

Pattern - South Dakota Mittens - I am working on writing this up.
Yarn - Odds and ends of worsted wt.
#5 & #6 needles

5th pair

Pattern - Anami's Mindless Mittens
Yarn - Columbia Minerva Shannon - discontinued
80% Orlon, 20%Wool
Knit two at a time on 2 #5 circs


Monika said...

Over 400 last year! How many would you need to get everyone in the Rez new mittens?

Ann said...

Many thousand. Eagle Butte (where the Main is located) had a population of 2100 in 2000. But the Reservation itself is huge geographically (over 4000 sq. miles) and home to about 8500 people (again, 2000 census).

I am shooting for mittens at least for all the kids that use the Main (somewhere between 650 and 1000).

Wool Winder said...

It's going to be fun to see what you'll come up with. I really like the South Dakota Mittens.

LizzieK8 said...

Great mittnz! You're way far ahead of me. I guess I'll have to knit mittnz all year long just to start out even next year! :))))

Arts and Crafts said...

Nice mittenz, I´m working on a scarf now, but after that I´m starting my mittnz. The 5th pair is adorable, nice yarn.
I like your blog

Linda said...

Your mittens look so cozy! I have never knitted mittens before, but I think I will try it out (especially for a good cause). Thanks.