Monday, November 02, 2009

new stuff

Since I finished one project (the Montego Bay Scarf), I thought I would start a new one. (I know, I know, I just showed you the multitudes of things I have on the go. Remember the title of that post? I'm fickle. and obviously possessing of a short attention span...)
But... there are two good reasons for the project I chose to start. One - it will be a Christmas gift for a friend. A University of Ottawa-attending friend. For those that know Ottawa in winter - it's cold, so she NEEDS these. Second, I'm doing a mini workshop at Tuesday's Guild meeting on this technique, so I needed to practice on and have to show. Right. Both excellent reasons for digging into my roving stash for some thrummed mitts. (The irony that I'm probably not going to stop at one pair of these is not lost on me. Yes, all other projects are being left behind...)
This grey and red pair (colours of the University of Ottawa) are for the daughter of my son's sitter, and will be very welcome. Then there's probably a black and gold pair for son's teacher (school colours - those winter days of playground duty can get a little chilly...) Then I found the grey alpaca roving, and well, yeah, I think I need a pair of these as well. I mean, I can't really give someone a gift I haven't road tested myself? Can I?

8 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Never met a pair of mitts I didn't like. Mittens are so friendly.

Brenda said...

Nice Mitts. Do you enjoy knitting thrummed mitts? They require more patience that I have.

KnitTech said...

Those colors are great.

Karen said...

Oooh, those are great! I've heard that alpaca roving is absolutely wonderful for thrummed mittens.

Sel and Poivre said...

Ooooo thrummed mittens - they're on my someday list for sure!

deirdre said...

You absolutely need to test them first - I'm like that with chocolate - and wine... and I do it all for the safety of others..

what's the wool you're using? The colours of both wool and roving are gorgeous!

susanw said...

Those look super warm, me like very much! Can't wait to hear how "easy" this is.

Carol said...

Like Doritos "betcha can't eat just one". I am planning mittens witht he rest of the Malabrigo I used for my earflap hat. Eventually. Once I finish the last Kissmoose prezzie. Which is driving me nuts. It's been frogged, um, twice?