Monday, 3 March 2008

Thrumming up a Storm

I've cast on for thrummed mittens recently. I know it seems a little late in the season, but it's been so cold here, and my gloves aren't cutting it anymore. I need the warmest mittens on the planet... and those are, no doubt, thrummed mitts.I think I regret my roving colour choice... although it matches the tweed nicely, I can't help but think they are a wee bit.... fugly. Good thing I believe warm trumps fugliness. I'm using Rowan Yorkshire Tweed, a lovely black flecked with reds and greens. I love the look of it, but I hate the actual yarn- it breaks too easily. I knit tightly, but I've never broken yarn through tension alone until I met this yarn. I'm going to knit a whole mitten wardrobe for next winter, I think. It'll help in my quest for stylish mitts. I went through ravelry's pattern browser and it was so obvious that there are more than enough gorgeous mitten patterns out there. Mitten wardrobe, here I come! Demeter is coming along nicely- almost done the tank part, then all I'll need is the lace trim at the hem and some blocking. I'm pretty pleased with it so far. I love the waist shaping details.... And I'm sooo close to unzipping the cast on and starting that lace! PS- ever want to make a font from your own handwriting? Well, for $9, here you go: www.fontifier.com

7 comments:

marthajane said...

I know you know about this one already but:
http://bleuarts.blogspot.com/2008/02/new-knitting-pattern-batgirl-gloves.html
(I mean, batgirl, c'mon)
xxmarth

sulafaye said...

Fugly is good though, right? I look forward to seeing your expanding mitten collection! I do like those EZ mitered ones everybody's been cooking up.

jenna said...

Fugly is what winter is for! :) I don't think they're fugly, though, and they will definitely be warm!

Hilary said...

I don't think they're fugly at all! The teal thrumminess looks quite nice with those red flecks.

yoel said...

I love the green stitches--they look like hearts. Or if you squint, like shamrocks. Perfect for st patty's!

Charisse said...

I'm all for the hot mitten wardrobe. There are so many great designs out there, particularly those Latvian style ones. Your thrummed mitts look great, and will be so cozy :)

Faith! said...

Oooh thrummed mittens are so awesome! I think they're awesome- my roommate and I are trying our hardest to take back the green and red from Santa but he's a tough old bastard when it comes to color schemes.