Friday, November 18, 2011

Maplewood Mitts

Maplewood Mitts

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
A fog has rolled in and it's the weirdest thing. Can't see a thing more than 15 feet away! It was clear in the morning yesterday and then about 10am the fog started and it never burned off. Our plans to rent a car to drive north on the Pacific Coast Highway has been shelved. No sights to be seen in this kind of fog.

Lots of time to knit while Gavin surfs, so I've made good progress on these Maplewood mitts. The pattern has a garter stitch cuff but after knitting it as written I decided I didn't like the looseness of it, so I've reknit with a ribbed cuff. Nothing worse than those cold winter drafts up your sleeves! This really is a travel knitting project. The airline only allows plastic needles in carry-on luggage which left me scrambling for a pattern using 4mm needles and some leftover yarn in my stash. Here we go: mitts in Cascade Superwash Wool. A nice little trellis pattern on the back of the hand, and it knits up very quickly and easily.

Posing with my mitts is this new little Chanchito - three legged clay pigs like this are thought to bring good luck. How cute, and there is no trouble fitting this little guy somewhere in my carry-on bag! He can nestle in the Wollmeise on the way back to Canada.

Dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co was a big hit. Gavin devoured a bucket of shrimp and between each he looked up and said "This is the best shrimp I've ever had" ... "Really, the best."


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Sorry the fog cancelled your plans.

Thinkin' Out Loud said...

Love those mitts! I thought for a moment that was Chichester the pig from the pattern on Rav. cute cute cute :) MMMM Shrimp. I've been craving those for weeks. Lucky man.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Travelling by wollmeise sounds like a lovely idea, secretly I am wishing I was a three legged china pig :D

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Cute. And now I want shrimp! Buckets of shrimp!

Liz said...

The mitts are gorgeous. I'm glad you're having a great time! :D

MagicalJane said...

LOL @ Gavin