Mittens!

Last winter, after shoveling the driveway for the zillionth time (remember last winter when we had that weird frozen stuff all over?), R requested a pair of mittens to help keep his hands from freezing off.  I haven’t knit many mittens – I guess we just aren’t a ‘mitten’ family – but I can’t say no when he requests something specific like that.

So, not only did he get mittens, he got mittens knit from handspun:

Mittens !

I think he likes them. ;o)

Project Details: (Ravelry Page)

Pattern: Basic Men’s Mittens

Yarn: Worsted Weight Handspun in Cranberry Bog purchased at Rhinebeck

Knit: February 2011 (yes, I’m slow with the blogging about the knitting…)

Hope you all have a great weekend – rumor has it we’re getting a dusting of the white stuff tonight, I can’t wait! I’m sick of this brown winter!

 

FO: Hat for Winky!

So it begins…aren’t grandmas supposed to churn out the handknits for their grandchildren? ;o)

It only took me two days – there’s something to be said for knitting for small children!  Back view:

Hat! (and Daedo needs a shave!)

(Daedo seriously needs to shave more often! ;o) )

Front view:

Hat for Winky

 

Project: Child’s Hat with PomPom from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders

Yarn:  Dancing Leaf Farm Bee Bop – no colorway on label. Purchased at Rhinebeck 2011

Needle:  US 7

Time to Knit: TWO DAYS! So awesome.

 

Stormy Dawn

I recently finished a 4oz hank of Targhee from Zarzuela’s Fibers in the colorway ‘Stormy Dawn’:

Stormy Dawn

I chain-plied this to preserve the color changes and I have to say, I’m pretty happy with how it came out.  I ended up with a bit more than 400 yards – I spun the singles on the CPW and plied it on the Sonata.

By the way, her Targhee is so soft it feels like it’s made from unicorns and babies (okay all her fiber is this soft. It’s magical).  Seriously.  In fact, I love it so much, I’m knitting it right away into a pair of Leyburns!