Thursday, 14 July 2011

FO: Handspun Toasties

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Pattern: Toasty

Yarn: Pidgeonroof Studios roving, handspun by Tanis

Needles: 5 mm dpns

Notes: I. Love. These. Mitts.

They are buttery soft, toasty warm (true to their name!), and pure bliss to wear. I was originally thinking of a cowl when I saw the skein of handspun, but then I couldn't bear to knit it up into something I'd never be able to see while I was wearing it.
Handspun Toasties 

But I look at my hands. Actually, I look at my hands a lot.

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And these are pretty awesome to look at.

28 comments:

The Sweatshop of Love said...

That is a great way to use up some handspun! They are beautiful and perfect for a cold office. Cute!

Yarndancer said...

Lovely mitts, and what a lovely way to use handspun!! Just beautiful!

Erin said...

Beautiful! And you are just lovely yourself. :)

Ashley said...

Look at those lovely hands!

Y'know, there are so many popular patterns that I want to knit, but have never gotten around to it (like Toast and Felicity). This is such a great use of handspun yarn...love them!

And Pigeonroof has some beautiful yarns on their etsy. Hmm...maybe I need a Felicity afterall?

Siga said...

Gorgeous!

Evelyn said...

How can you possible want to take these off? They're so lovely and a terrific color.

Andrea said...

I love the colors in that handspun. And the mitts look super cozy. I've always wanted to knit some for myself but I'm not sure why I never do.

susieq2002 said...

Absolutely beautiful! Might have to consider this pattern for myself. :-)

Allison said...

So simple and beautiful; great choice for that lovely handspun.

KnittingBetsy said...

What beautiful "clothes" for hands which knit so wonderful things! I already saw the photos on ravelry. Love these mitts. And the photos are great - as they always are. A real pleasure!

CanarySanctuary said...

So pretty! And a good point about knitting for your hands.
And, as a side note: I am consistently stunned by the loveliness of your photos and artistic arrangement of them on your bloggy. Fantastic, as always!

mikka said...

Oooh, that yarn is beautiful! Such a lovely FO - I agree, yarn like that you should be able to stare at whenever you want :)

Michele said...

I have been wanting to knit this pattern for some time now. Yours look beautiful with the handspun yarn!

CassieMarie said...

Those are looooovely! I love handwarmers, I always wear mine to death over the winter!

Sara said...

Those are beautiful! What a perfect way to use that kind of yarn. I think I need a pair of these for fall. Thanks for sharing your pretty photos!

Jacey said...

Oooh, love! I have a few skeins of gifted handspun that I've been hoarding. Maybe I need a pair of Toast mitts for the winter! Yours are beautiful.

Hilary said...

Those are just gorgeous and look so cozy! Great choice...I'd want to stare at that handspun all day, too.

Jolene said...

I'd want to look at and touch those all the time, too. If you ever get tired of them... ;-)

Isabelle said...

Such a perfect palette of greens! This is an inspired showcasing of a handspun :)

italiandishknits.com said...

I've made "Toast", too, but they weren't nearly as pretty as yours! And I like that you made them so long.

italiandishknits.com said...

I've made "Toast", too, but they weren't nearly as pretty as yours! And I like that you made them so long.

Maryse said...

They are indeed beautiful! They go very well with flowers although I doubt you are really wearing them for gardening ;-)

Denise said...

These look gorgeous. I won a pair of Leslie's toadflax that another girl knit and gave away, they are the ones with no thumb, i wear them every Fall. I think I'd like to knit these ones

yoel said...

Gorgeous! What a great idea to knit armwarmers so you can see the pretty yarn when you're wearing them. *love*

elephantJuice said...

These are beautiful! Love that handspun. I made a pair of Toast armwarmers a while back, it's surprising just how toasty warm they make you feel!

Dawn said...

I love the way that simple pattern really highlights the handspun yarn!

1funkyknitwit said...

Oh Julie these are so pretty, I too adore this pattern. Knitting them in handspun makes them extra special, there is a lot of love behind the yarn :)
I must spin some to make a pair just like yours - inspired !

1funkyknitwit said...

Oh I forgot - gorgeous photos, as always ! :)