Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
I was thinking of making Mitts as a gift for a friend but the lacy ones I had created a pattern for just didn't seem right for her. Fetching fit the bill perfectly.They were done using Paton's Classic and US4 needles. I really like them and think they're a beautiful pattern. Still, I wish they were softer. That's when I remembered I had some Alpaca Wool blend that I had in the shop. It's about the same gauge only softer.
I used My Alpaca Wool and US3 needles. I had a bunch of the Alpaca wool yarn left over. So I would have easily made a longer pair of mitts. I know some people like them long but I think they're better squat for when it's freezing indoors and you want to work around the house, and not turn up the heat.
I know everyone in blogland is making these. But there is a reason. I did a pair in 2 days. They are so fast and incredibly easy. I could knit tons of these. But some people want mitts that cover the fingers and so I've switched to full mittens for a time. Including some that I've designed over the summer. I designed them for this yarn:I know that's a lot of colors. I couldn't stop dyeing and I just loved all the colors. Decisions decisions. I have several patterns all graphed but the pair I chose to do first I wanted to use the Almost Solids yarn: It's the Texas wool and mohair blend. I don't know if you can really know how fantastic this yarn is without actually touching it. These are my mittens. Don't even think that anyone else is getting their grubby little fingers on them.
And go look at Crafty Vera. She made a Fake Isle hat and it's gorgeous!