The Mitten Report
One week. More mittens than you can shake a stick at. If you have very bad stick-shaking skills.
Mitten Project No. 1: GROVE
After posting the Sprig Mittens last week I was all set to knit them up in the new colors...but then I had a thumb crisis. What if the side-gusset thumb isn't the best thumb construction out there? I needed to do research. Very important research that involved knitting other mitten patterns with different sorts of thumbs. Enter Jared's Grove mittens:
Hello there. I have a sexy palm gusset, but it is feeling modest right now.
It should be noted that this turn of events has nothing to do with my very short attention span. Nope. Surely not.
Mitten Project No. 2: CLASSIFIED
This is what I spent most of my weekend working on. I can't show you. Don't even ask. You wouldn't want the Mitten Mafia coming after you, would you?*
Mitten Project No. 3: SPRIG v1.2
I finally cast on for these with the new color yesterday. Hooray, right? Except that the new blue Azapa is noticeably heavier than the other colors. Knitting with the two together is like walking with a different kind of shoe on each foot...like maybe a clog and a kitten-heeled pump. It's possible, but it just feels wrong.
Greetings. I am unbalanced.
Anyway, I e-mailed the nice yarn peeps to see what they have to say for themselves. So this one's on hold for a little bit. Good thing I have more yarn on deck for another pair of these. Because I am full of surprises like that.
Sorry. Not the same gauge.
In other news, I misplaced my Unusual Toys to Knit and Enjoy pamphlet. Did I lend it to you?
*crap. now I totally have to make myself a Mitten Mafia t-shirt.