Monday, July 24, 2006

Too hot to handle!

I'm sure these mittens won't get lost in a snowbank!

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Bittersweet and Scheepjes in black.
Needles: 2.25mm Clover bamboo. I like to use bamboo for stranded knitting on small items like this. I feel like I get more traction.
Pattern: from Knitting Marvelous Mittens by Charlene Schurch

It was pretty hot here, so for our photo shoot we took the mittens to the coldest place we could: my freezer. Jim gets a medal for going along with me on this one.

While I love these mittens I was in a hurry to get them done. My mind is mulling over a cabled mitten pattern featuring the wool/hemp blend I bought while on vacation even while I'm working on the pattern for the fish mittens. It's a testimony to how much I loved them that I took a break to finish them up. These will go into the pile I'm accumulating for Christmas.

It's back to work for me today, so I expect my production levels will drop off.

1 comment:

  1. Cute idea (going to the freezer) - taking photos of my scarves for my free pattern was awful in the 90 degree heat - I felt bad for my models. Maybe next time I'll head to the grocer's freezer.

    Nice mittens, btw. Love the way the colors and the pattern works out. Nice job!