I’m pretty excited to be trying out a Wool and the Gang kit- these are the Josie Gloves, which are going to be so perfect for this time of year when we are (hopefully) beginning to cross over into spring. Lately I’ve been wondering why I don’t try more kits- Okay, I do have lots of knitting supplies, but there is something wonderfully fun about opening up a pretty package that already has everything you need so you can just crack on with it:
On the left, the cool package all ready to go! On the right, there is a skein of the super squishy and soft sheepaca yarn, two different sizes of tapestry needles the pattern and a sturdy sleeve to keep it safe, and 6 (yes, six!) 5mm dpns.
I was pretty impressed with the needles that came with it- they are surprisingly strong, and 6 dns makes a lot of sense, when you think of it. Some people prefer to use five dpns (I prefer 4, myself), and the extra functions as a handy cable needle or even as an extra needle should you lose one of the originals somewhere. In this pattern, the yarn is held double throughout, which means that the amazing soft sheepaca yarn feels even squishier in your hands.
This kit would be the perfect sort of thing to grab before travelling too- WATG, you need to look into a knitting kit vending machine for airports! Wouldn’t it be so cool to just pop in your credit card, pick a great kit with everything you need, and knit some awesome mitts like these on your flight to somewhere fun? I would totally do this. Even if though I bring knitting with me when I travel, I would totally buy a new kit that had everything in it for the sheer novelty factor of cranking out a wonderful knit accessory in the time it takes me to get to England.
I would have been finished these mitts already (they are a super fast project) but I made the classic rookie mistake of knitting two gloves for the same hand – I didn’t change the position for the thumb! So I ripped back to the cuff, and sorted it out. The pattern is easy to follow, assuming you actually turn the pages- which is where I went wrong.
Oh well. I’m excited to get these finished, won’t be long now!