Sunday, June 12, 2011

after the fact

Here are the mittens I sent in, just under the wire, for the recently completed campaign:

Left to right: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted (not the superwash, the one with the mohair); the late lamented Mission Falls 1824; Paton's Classic Wool, and Paton's Classic Wool with mystery mulberry color trim at the wrist. The 2 pairs on the right fit me, making them suitable for the biggest kids.

Mittens are quick and portable, and don't sit on your lap, so they're good for summer knitting. I plan to toss 3 balls of yarn in my bag each time we head out and see what I come up with. The mittens will be happy in a box until the next call comes in.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sweater knitted for recent Youth Campaign

I brought this yarn back to Texas from Black Sheep, Ltd, a wonderful yarn shop in Aylsham, UK. Nice to think it is now keeping an Afghan child warmer.