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Sunday, May 30, 2010


Who Doesn't need a pair of 100% wool mittens when it's 86°F outside?


Pattern: Wood Hollow Mittens (rav link) by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops

Yarn: Cascade 220 Tweed - leftovers from my Tangled Yoke Not-Cardigan. The irony? I still had leftovers, cast on for a matching hat & will need to buy more of this yarn if I want to finish the hat (I'm 2/3 of the way done, so ripping out in favor of a different project isn't an option). I see a very unfriendly loop of sorts in my future - buy new skein, finish hat, have leftovers still, cast on different project, need more yarn, buy more yarn, etc. Arghhhh - 2010 is supposed to be about stash reduction!

Needles: KPO US5. Should have used a US6, but since the US5 tips were already on the cable from the TYNC, I just sallied forth...

Time Frame: Not exactly sure, but I think it probably took me around a week of on & off knitting.

Overall a fun knit & great addition to the knit gift basket.



leah said...

Thanks fro making me laugh! I hope you figure out how to handle the remainder of the skein you buy... :)

Courtney said...

Very pretty, I love them!

Holly Jo said...

Fantastic mittens! I keep forgetting about that pattern. Don't forget about them for next winter. :)

Just put the 220 down. Walk away slowly and let it fester in your stash OR find a nice colorwork hat to knit. :)

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Yeah, stash-busting is like that.

Cute mittens!