Friday, March 18, 2011

I declare today...

Finished Object Friday!!!

I have three, but I will share just one with you today:

Timothy Hay and Fluffy Bunnies

Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Baby Alpaca, superwash wool handspun by CompassioKnit (AllisonJai on Ravelry)
Needles: US 5
Project page

In January, I received this lovely hank of green superwash as a swap gift from a fellow Ravelry bunnyowner.  I'm  definitely a sweater-knitter, so I was stumped about what to make with so little wool!  But I found the perfect project in these mitts.  I typically dislike fingerless mitts because my fingers are always cold, not my hands, but I wear these very often.  I did not deviate from the pattern, but I might for my next pair, which will be gifted to my dear friend Anna. :)

The superwash was spun think-and-thin, which created an interesting result in the finished object, especially paired with the mechanically even Lion Brand.  They look as though they were knit by a beginner knitter because they pucker in different ways where the yarn is either thick or thin.  Admittedly, I haven't blocked these guys yet.  I want to, just to see what will happen, but I do fear losing the character a little bit.

So named because the green is about the color of the timothy hay my bunnies eat and the alpaca is the same color of my bunnies.  These are the only garments I own that successful hide the fact that I have messy bunnies, haha.

The handsome leaf belongs to my lovely Spot, the beautiful orchid my boy gave me when my former orchid, Bunny, died.  Spot just gave me some stunning blooms!  I've never had an orchid rebloom.  My green-thumbed, orchid-loving mother would be envious. ;)

Next week (maybe before Friday): A running hat!

Oh!  P.S.! If you want a chance to win a stunning project bag, hop on over to the lovely little blog: A Playful Day.  I have a thing for robots, so that's the guy I'm hoping for. :)  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The mitts look great! I like the colour combination.

  2. Thanks! They worked out much better than I anticipated, that's for sure. :)

  3. Mitts look great! And thanks for the mention xx


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