Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I've been plugging along on my Anemoi mittens (dear Eunny, please tell me how to pronounce that) and I'm not happy. I should be happy. I really like the pattern. But the needles are too small for this yarn so it's hard to knit. And now that I'm almost done the thumb gusset, I'm wondering if the mitten will be too big.

Alternately, I found this in my stash.

It's Fleece Artist on the left and Koigu on the right. I think they'd make lovely Anemoi mittens, even better than the red and white. Softer, prettier and just the right colors for the feel of the pattern. But it just might break my heart to make them up and not have them fit. What to do?

My tentative plan is to work up the white and red first and see what fit I get. If it's too big, I can always try again with the blue and white. I'm sure what ever I make will fit someone. It's just too disappointing when I want a pair for myself.

Excuse me, I'm going to go knit a sock and pout.


  1. Oh don't pout. I have knit a few extra baby and kids hats this week. I wish I had a 4 or 5 year old to try them on. I know that children have large heads, but the patterns seem to want the hat to fall over the child's eyes. I won't pout, if you won't pout!

  2. I'm a *complee* wench for blue and white winter items - do it! do it! do it!