Sunday, August 26, 2012
Year of Projects 2: Meida's Mittens 01
Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings
No matter how closely you peer at the pattern photo for these mitts, I daresay you can't see the difference between the dark blue and the dark green that Nancy Bush used in the colourwork cuff. As a result the corrugated ribbing disappears, as do a lot of the details in the chart.
Bet you have no trouble seeing all the colours with my choices! My colours are really bright ... sugary candy colours on a field of chocolate brown. Normally I wouldn't be comfortable with that much colour but since the rest of the mitten is uninterrupted dark brown, I think it'll be fine. The dark pink is Alley Cat sock in the colourway Raspberry Beret, the light pink is Alley Cat sock in Peeps colourway, the blue is Candy Skein's First Birthday colourway and the brown is Foot Loose from Diamond Yarns. If I've calculated correctly the second mitt should use up almost every last inch of those first two leftover yarns. Hurray for working from stash yarns!
Reviewing my list, I think the next project should be gloves but here's the problem: those patterns call for 1.75mm needles which I don't have. Shocking I know, since I would have guessed that I have several sets of every size. Out of curiosity I had a peak at the Black Thorn website and they do have 1.75mm needles in stock. But ... should I just order them? ... or should I order more sizes and save on shipping? Decisions, decisions!