Friday, November 30, 2012
FO: Red Tannenbaum Mitts
The winner of the Accessories pattern giveaway is.....Amy! Congrats, Amy!!
Doesn't everyone need a pair of red mittens?! These were nice and quick, all things considered. This was a departure for me as I typically do colourwork mittens (you know, the last two years, so I'm going to go ahead and pretend that's enough for 'typical').
Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca
Mods: Third pattern repeat (at the top of the mitten) was made slightly smaller by eliminating three rows from the diamond, this was to help shorten the mittens just a bit for my small hands.
I've had this yarn for ages- it was from a pre-ravelry hat that I had frogged and rewound, and then promptly forgot about. But this red is really lovely, one of those stunning true reds that seem perfect. Cozy and wonderfully soft, this yarn seems really suited for mitts- it looks like it will get fuzzier with time, which is just fine for a mitt. I love these so much, but oddly we're hitting a warm spell- it's supposed to be 10 degrees (that's 50 Farenheit) over the weekend, which is hardly cold enough for these woolly wonders. I'm secretly hoping for lots of snow this winter- it's been at least a few years since there's been much snow in Toronto, and the holidays just don't feel special without it.