Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fluff

This is a fluff piece, soft and light. I'm talking fluffy angora bunny fiber! Whole heavenly handfuls of the stuff came in the mail for me today from Carrie, the Barefoot Cobbler. It is just the softest thing I've ever felt.


Carrie generously shared the bounty from her beautiful bunny so that I could make some thrummed mittens. (Alliterations are all around it seems....) I'm thinking I'd like to try something different with this stuff. Since the angora is so fine, and so warm, I'm thinking I could get away with less by knitting finer thrums. So if I used a sockweight yarn, then my thrums would be sockweight sized, and the whole mitten would be finer, not so stuffed as many thrummed mittens are.

I have an ulterior motive. Carrie said she sent enough fluff for a child sized pair of mittens. I'm wondering if I could get two pair from the pile. It's so lovely and soft, I'm having a hard time with the idea that I have to share.

2 comments:

  1. Angora for thrummed mittens! What a yummy idea!

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  2. LOL! I'm glad you enjoy the feeling of bunny fluff as much as I do =) You might be able to get two sets of mittens, with your sockweight-yarn idea. That's a good one. My daughter loves her thrums so much (she stole them from the 3-yr-old!) that she told her "boy friend" at school I'll make him some for valentine's day. I can't tell whether to be concerned or pleased that she likes my knitting so well that it counts as a valentine's gift =)

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