June 29, 2013
Pattern 4-5 has always been one of my favorites in Magnificent Mittens, but I knew I didn't want to use 2 solid colors. Along came a beautiful skein of handspun falkland wool - Sugared Beets...perfect!
My original plan was to use this fiber for a very cool Sea Lettuce scarf and I actually started - this is as far as I got before deciding that even though it was pretty, I probably wouldn't wear it - frogged without too much regret -new yarn for mittens :)
Pattern: Magnificent Mittens 4-5 by Anna Zilboorg (Ravelry Pattern Link)
Magnificent Mittens are knit from the top down for a perfect fit and there isn't a chance you'll get bored with all the fun pattern changes along the way - this is my 3rd pair from the book and there will be more. I LOVE the giant cuffs which cover even the biggest puffiest jacket sleeves - no snow getting in and no cold wrists, that's for sure!
I had enough yarn to make pretty linings too - wow are these ever warm!
Taking pictures by myself, so could only manage 1 handed shots.
and on another note...
They like to help me spin by jumping on the treadle next to my feet or jumping in my lap to check out the fiber.
All 7 chicks resting peacefully after a big day of hunting and gathering (7 weeks old)
stir fry tonight :)
Tour De Fleece starts tomorrow, so I'll be busy spinning until July 21 - will try to get a post or 2 in during the tour, but life is full here in the summer, so who knows?