Monday, October 01, 2007

Charity Mittens

These are Kristi's Mittens from Nancy Bush's Folk Knitting in Estonia. The wool is Satakieli; the colors are much deeper than these photos convey. I loved knitting these! The rhythm of knitting the wheels was soothing and speedy. While the fishtail cuff looks like entrelac, they are super easy to knit, and I love the harlequin-like result. Size 0s, metal dpns.

While I'd originally planned these as a Christmas present, I instead donated them to our school's silent auction, and they brought in $50. Woohoo! Someday, a pair for myself in turquoise and green.

Tomorrow, an early birthday present to myself: a class with Beth Brown-Reinsel on Swedish Knitting Techniques and Twined Knitting. Can't wait!


Nancy said...

Very nice mittens! Oh how I'd love to take a class with Beth! And, really wish I could have gone to the Nordic Conference.

Anonymous said...

Charity mittens? May I be poor in your neighborhood, please?


Jen said...

Thanks, Mike!

Jennifer said...

These are very pretty. You've inspired me to revisit this book and try one of the Estonian patterns. Beautiful work.