Twig

It quickly became too cold to wear these. But I’m sure I’ll be able to wear them again in the spring.

Mittens
Half-mittens

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Simple knit and purl pattern

Mittens
With proper thumb wedges, of course

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They look pretty good with my grey cowl

Pattern: Twig
Design: My own
Yarn: 100 % wool, Kampes 2-trådigt
Yarn source: Marias garn
Needles: dpns, probably 2,5 mm but I forgot to write it down
Started: 14 October 2012
Finished: 10 November 2012

Vanadislunden
This was a wonderful autumn day

Vanadislunden
Water reservoir in Vanadislunden

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Like something out of a TOAST catalogue

Never let me go is a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro that came out in 2005. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I keep coming back to it, thinking about it.

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From the film Never Let Me Go

Mark Romanek turned it into a film in 2010 but I never got around to watching it back then. I bought the dvd a few months ago and finally watched it. Romanek’s adaptation of the book is beautiful and haunting and captured the mood and the essence of the novel very well, I think.

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From the film Never Let Me Go

On ravelry there’s a group dedicated to knit spotting in films, As Seen in the Movies, and since NLMG features a lot of knitwear it naturally recieved some attention. Someone commented on it and said that it was as if a TOAST catalogue had come to life. I agree!

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Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan in the film Never Let Me Go

I love the earthy tones and simple style.

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Kiera Knightley, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan

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From the film Never Let Me Go

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From the film Never Let Me Go

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From the film Never Let Me Go

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From the film Never Let Me Go

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From the film Never Let Me Go

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Carey Mulligan in the film Never Let Me Go

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From the film Never Let Me Go

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From the film Never Let Me Go

The fingerless wool mittens I’m knitting right now, Twig, are actually directly inspired by the film. Not that anyone in it wears anything similar, but my choice of colour and style is inspired by it.

Fingerless mittens
First mittens finished, need to weave in ends.

I’ve started a little something

Autumn really is here now and it’s getting colder every day. I haven’t seen any frost yet, but I don’t think it will be long now. Here’s another little project to keep me warm.

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Simple wrist warmers

I’m not using a pattern for this project, it’s all improvisation. I’m using 100% wool yarn from Kampes that I bought at Marias garn back in 2006. I have almost an entire skein left from the original project, perhaps you remember these?

Happy knitting!