When I saw these mittens, I knew I had to knit them. I haven’t seen the Twilight movie yet, but I have read all the books, being the mother of two in the target demographic. Regardless of their link to popular culture, I love these mittens and can’t wait to have them on my cold hands! I’m using Reynolds Lopi bulky. Yes, I can hear the gasps: “Won’t they be too scratchy??” For me, probably not. I don’t mind the brillo- like consistency, whereas I do have trouble tolerating the mohair content of, say, Lamb’s Pride next to my bare skin.
I’m just about to begin the thumb gusset on the left mitten. These go quickly, athough they are knit at a tight gauge and the cables require a bit of wrestling, so switching off with gentler projects is a good idea.
The Lace Ribbon scarf I showed you last week is one such relief project – that baby knits up more quickly than I expected! I suppose the 53-stitch rows help with that – I’m so used to triangular shawls, where each successive row grows until one row takes half a lifetime. I’ll have more to show on that soon. And I just started the edging on the worsted Shetland Triangle. It might be a nailbiter – the yarn is being used at an alarming rate. I’m hoping to have an FO to show you soon if the yarn lasts.
What’s on your needles?