Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I was traveling away from home when I discovered the series of New York Times articles on Afghan children dying of cold in a refugee camp in Kabul. This upsetting news story encouraged me to put my jet-lag/insomnia to good use. A local yarn shop carried a very attractive yarn which I had never seen in the U.S., Lang's Nobile, a soft blend of merino wool, mohair and silk, with long color repeats that seemed well suited to accessories.
I used Elizabeth Durand's addictive mitten pattern in the largest size. Each set of mittens left me with enough yarn to improvise these two hats. Everything got blocked once I got home and is now ready to travel to the AFSC basement.