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!
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