Thursday, December 17, 2009

1 mitt, 2 mitt, red mitt, blue mitt

yay, the last of the coworker mittens are done! i had all kinds of grandiose plans to make them all fancy but in the end i ran out of time and just used the handy book of patterns.
handspun mittens
Pattern: Basic Mitten Pattern from the handy book of patterns, size women's M
Yarn: chain plied brown sheep mill ends
Needles: #5 addi turbos
Started and Finished: December 13

i forgot i had this yarn. i only vaguely remember any details. i think i handcarded the remainder of the brown sheep mill ends into rolags and spun them on the babe. it's a chain-plied yarn, and i'm guessing it was one of my first attempts at navajo plying. oddly the mittens look like they are different sizes in this picture but i swear they aren't that different in real life.
blue mittens
Pattern: Basic Mitten Pattern from the handy book of patterns, size women's L
Yarn: 2ply corriedale/romney/tussah silk and 2ply yearling cross
Needles: #5 addi turbos
Started: December 12, Finished: December 13
i used the brown for the cuffs because i thought i wouldn't have enough of the blue, but i would've had plenty. oh well. the cuffs are 1x1 seeded rib. they look a bit misshapen because the yarn is really thick n' thin.

i'm very pro plain jane mittens in handspun. i especially like how quickly they are finished. only 2 presents left to go.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you, the best mittens I have knit are "boring."

    Your colorful yarn makes them not very plain at all.

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