Well the weather is dreary and cold and wet. It's time to embrace the fact that another cold Saskatchewan winter is just around the bend.
So to cheer myself up I put some potato & leek soup on the stove to simmer, and pulled out the knitting needles. :)
This is the first pair of mittens that I knit up using my wool from the dye-athlon last week. The very first colour I dyed I was going for dark brown and wound up with a lovely rose-brown, that is quite mottled because I am terrible for not fully reading instructions before tackling a project. :P Oh well I was on better behavior with the rest of the batches.
Here's a detail of the cuff:
I used a little bit of navajo ply hand-spun that I've been working on sporadically over the past year. The roving I purchased was called "skittles" and contains fuchsia, purple, orange, and emerald green. It will make a perfect accent for many of the colours.
And these are the mittens my sister in law brought back from Finland. I based my pattern off them. But the Finland mittens are so soft and fuzzy compared to my sywash type mitts.
Next up I have my pumpkin orange all balled up and waiting to become mittens too.
Because the yarn is so chunky these knit up super fast! They are done on 5.5/6.5 DPN and are only 21 stitches around. It's dreamy! Each skein will average on full pair of mittens and leave a bit for a few stripey pairs later.
Hearts off the Charts!