Wednesday, February 25, 2009

WIP Wednesday

It's an old WIP, but a good WIP!
I have made peace with a pair of thrummed mitts I started but got set aside for awhile. I just unearthed them and will now wrap them up. They are knit with the yarn from my ever so soft Ashley, shown here.

She gives the softest Romeldale fleece I have ever felt, as soft as butter, really. And for a few years now I save her fleece for my personal stash only! She only yields about 5 pounds a year and by the time it is gone to the mill and back I get 3 pounds of yarn.

The wool is a soft brown so I jazzed it up with a strand of a hot limey colored yarn made of 70% kid mohair and 30% silk...yummy combo! For the thrums (fleece in roving form) I used Ashley's roving in very small pieces and knit a bit of fleece into every 3rd stitch in every 4th row. I am on a size 2 needle. I wanted mitts that were fitted and a bit more elegant.

3 comments:

  1. Those look like great mittens. So warm and cozy!

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  2. One of the hobbies I will take up again when I'm done with my dissertation is my knitting. . .hopefully with your wool!

    What pretty mittens!

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  3. Beautiful mittens. I can't see the thrummed part. Very nice. I want to make these.

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