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!

 



Thank you! …and some knitting progress!

I thank you, RR thanks you and his car club thanks you.  All of you.  At last count we had 45 comments/entries and even more clicks through to the bank website (and I’m hoping that clicks = votes!).  You guys are awesome!!  I will tally everything today and pull a random winner for a skein of my yarn tonight – the winner will be posted tomorrow.  Good luck to you all!!

The past few weeks have been crazy busy for me.  Busy crunching numbers and busy in the sewing room (new bags are going up in the shop today!  Probably this afternoon – btw, did you know you could subscribe to an RSS feed for an Artfire or Etsy shop?) which has led me to yearn for ‘down time’ which has led me to do more spinning and, consequently, more knitting.  Instead of casting on a new project, I decided to start working through some of my WIPs.  First up?  My hands have been pretty cold lately so I decided to break out the gloves.

The last time I spoke of my Knotty Gloves was June 18th when I was at this stage of the game:

Knotty Gloves - all fixed!

For some reason, after I posted this, I put them down for almost six months (!).  I’m thinking maybe I was intimidated by fingers…ohwell, now they look like this:

Knotty Gloves Progress

Getting there!  ;o)

I wasn’t as prolific…

…this past weekend but what I did make on the CSM is still pretty cool:

CSM Fingerless Mitts

Fingerless mitts.  How cool is that?!  Last week I found the pattern here (you have to email and ask for it) and finally had time to sit and play on Saturday.  FOUR. HOURS. (and one severe temper tantrum) later, I had these.  They’re warm and squishy an have 10% cashmere and I love them.

Yarn:  Hand Maiden Casbah (holy heart attack batman, I thought for sure that my machine would eat it just because it has cashmere in it); Colorway ‘Seastorm’

Gauge:  uhm…the middle line on the machine using the 54 needle cylinder.  I finished the thumb by transferring the stitches to a size 1 needle, knitting four rows of 1×1 rib, cast off and stitched the thumb together with the tail.  I also transferred the top stitches to a size 1 needle and cast off that way.  I could have cast off with the waste still attached with no transfer but I didn’t want to have to learn something else new, my brain couldn’t handle it at that point.  ;op

In other NaKniSweMo news…St. Patrick did some major damage to my hands last night so he’s on time out.  I think I have to try to do something a little less cable-y for this month’s challenge so I’m doing some quick thinking and stash diving.  I still have 20 days so I’m not worried, the sweater I’m going to make is knit on 8s which is bigger gauge than my Olympic Sweater that I finished in 16 days AND that one had a hood.

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