An exciting thing happened Monday: the beginning of the Linden Mittens KAL with Jane Richmond! Why am I so excited about a mitten KAL? Because it's a wonder I still have fingers after this winter, haha. I love knitting mittens, fingerless or otherwise, yet I don't have a pair of warm, functional, fingered, hand-knit mitts or gloves for myself. I tried to steal the ones I made for John, but I made them too suitable for his hands and they are big on me. :P And we won't talk about the Robot mittens. I might finish them. Someday. Maybe.
I was going to wait to cast on until I finished a shawl, but Jane Goodall(!!!) came to town and I thought mittens would be a much more suitable lecture knit than anything else I have on the needles. After a gauge bump, I'm back on track and loving this little fuzzy yellow guy.
I have a plan for two pair: the sport weight you see here in a special wool from Finland and a fingering weight in some striped cotton sock yarn I won for being a fast knitter. ;) I'm not sure how I feel about the particular striping of the fingering yarn or cotton mittens, so those will be an experiment.
Need some mittens? Have some self-striping sport or fingering weight yarn? Join in! You could win some lovely yarn! There are only two weeks, so jump in soon!
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