Thursday, January 01, 2009

Fiddleheads!

Happy New Year! I have a bunch of things to post about. I'll start with my sister's Christmas present, these awesome Fiddlehead mittens (Rav link).

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I bought the yarn for these (Reynolds Whiskey, it's a gorgeous yarn and I definitely want to use it again for a sweater someday) way back in the spring, during WEBS' big anniversary sale. I ended up knitting 4 mittens, because I wanted a pair for myself too!

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The lining is knit out of Kidsilk Night/Spray, with two strands held together. The mohair in the Kidsilk plus the stranded wool means that these mittens should serve to keep our hands warm(ish) during the chilly Montreal/Chicago winters.

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I'm not quite finished with my own pair yet, but my goal is to finish knitting the linings in the next week or two, because it sure is getting cold out there!

4 comments:

Nell said...

So pretty!

Karen said...

Wah! Those mittens are SO pretty!! I had no idea that they even had a lining! I totally want to make my own pair now too!! I love the colours you picked too.

Heidi said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. I've nver done lined mittens before.

This is Heidi, Christian's friend you met at the football party. Just checking out your blog. Here's mine:

spiritualknitter (dot) blogspot (dot) com.

Marie said...

I love the way these mittens came out. Great colors and great design. All mittens should be double lined. There should be a rule, especially when you live north of the mason dixon line. grin.