Saturday, June 9, 2012
May was for Mittens
The new campaign is just perfect for a knitter saddled with too many orphan skeins; I have been playing match-maker, combining one strand of mohair (or in the case of the pink mittens on the left, angora) with a smoother wool and turning those various combos into mittens. When I don't have enough yarn leftover to make another pair, I use it up in a hat. Elizabeth's wonderful mitten pattern is by now engraved in my brain; I dropped these off in the AFSC basement this week, but I have a few more items in various stages of progress: another pair of mittens, another hat, and a pair of socks. It feels so good to turn my neglected stash wools into warm and cozy pieces of knitwear. I am going away on vacation soon and plan to focus on more socks. Stay tuned!