Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Knit: Totoro Totoro

An unsuspecting friend will be receiving these mittens as a surprise. They are Totoro mitts, made from this great Ravelry pattern.

Totoro Mittens

It took me ten days of non-intensive knitting to finish them. I used Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk DK so they feel very nice on the hands.

Totoro Mittens 2

Totoro Mittens - palms

I like how the pattern includes Totoro and his umbrella as well as the dust sprites and mini-Totoros.

If you don't know Totoro, I feel a little sad for you...


greg said...

Hi Andrea,

I'm a big fan of your travel writing and photography, as you know. I'm also quite interested in archeology, and in another life I might have entered the field. I don't have much interest in knitting however.

That being said, these mittens are fantastic! I love My Neighbor Totoro, nearly as much as Kiki's Delivery Service. Miyazaki's early work has a sweet innocence that I can't resist - plus beautiful animation, of course.

I hope the recipient of these mittens appreciates them.

Julie said...

wow, the mittens looks great! You did an awesome job.

greg said...

As I said, I'm not big on knitting, but I ended up joining Ravelry and downloading the pattern, in the hope that my wife will make them. She said she'll give it a shot, but I may have to wait for next winter. I'm excited!

northwest is best said...

Nice work, they look cool.

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