It recently became abundantly clear that I needed a new pair of mittens. For those that are sensitive to horrible scenes of mitten tragedy, please avert your eyes:
They are store-bought mittens that my grandmother gave me years ago. When she passed in 2008, and I couldn’t bring myself to use any other mittens than these, the last ones she ever gave me. But as you can plainly see, they are done. They fought the good fight, but they are ready to go to that great mitten cupboard in the sky.
The Fiddlehead Mittens were on my knitting hit list. I have a Tanis Fiber Arts Mitten kit, but the yarn colours were perfect for another project I want to work on so I substituted the yarns. I have now have one completed mitt:
These mittens really came about because of Turtlegirl, who had originally got the lovely skein of Lollipop Cabin Sock Yarn, and then generously gave it to me! Thank you!!
The colourway is called ‘Laughing in the Autumn Leaves along the Pacific Crest Trail’. I love the colours, it has knitted up beautifully against the Tanis Fiber Arts DK weight, which is the contrasting colour. The lining is knitting up in Knitpicks Suri Dream, which is so buttery soft, fuzzy, and warm.I don’t usually knit colourwork items, so this was a nice change of knitting pace. It was so interesting to watch the pattern develop, and I think this project has given me more confidence with my stranded knitting.
G says is looks like an oven mitt, it’s so thick. But I don’t care- I love it. I can’t wait to finish the second one.