Monday, October 01, 2007
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!