1. Owl Mitts in Malabrio Rios. I think these are my favorite. The owls are a bit hidden by the yarn variegation. I know sewing on eyes would help, but I quite like them they way they are. The pattern is a combination of Bead Knitter Gallery and Kerrie James Owlings and the pattern on Knitty Fetchings.. The pattern is easy to see by looking at a photo of other owl motifs. I CO 35 stitches since I needed a multiple of 5.
2. Irish Hiking Mitts by Karin Michel from i K n i t 2 P u r l 2 in 2 Ply Worsted by Black Water Abbey. I love the look and color of this yarn but it quite scratchy, even after a good soak.
3. does it ever bother you that your life doesn't make sense? by Jennifer Amey from smartygirl
in Cascade Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors.
I had yarn left over from my Tardis shawl.
4. Blue Mitts. Libernating Mitts by Alison Stewart-Guinee from Knitting by Hand tosh merino by madelinetosh colorway Baltic. I added a thumb gusset.
5. Malabrigo Mitts. 75 Yard Malabrigo Fingerless Mitts by Jeanne Stevenson from Life in Cleveland Malabrigo, colorway Amazonas. I lengthened the cuff to 15 rows.
|Bond Wool, Weird dye job|
The angora allergy test is complete. The verdict is that I'm not allergic, but those hairs tickle my nose and make it run. I can wear a mask when I card it. Dr. Mina on the Big Island was nice enough to send me some samples to work with. I finished the English Angora and ended up with about 1/2 ounce. The stuff is very soft and is a nice off white with gray highlights. So far Marietta has a scarf from it and will have fingerless mitts in the future.
Rustic Potato Chip Scarf by Ratchadawan Chambers from Learn Knitting Stitches Size 8 needles. CO 11 stitches and had only one stitch in the middle for the turns to bunch it up.
I survived the holidays so far. I'm trying to focus on the good things, knitting and spinning to keep from losing it.