I am inspired, I am thinking mittens and washcloths for Christmas. My mittens will be lightweight though, more for fashion, as I don’t live in much cold.
As to mittens, I’m too busy making washcloths from the bug I caught on the last post. Having a ball! Just bought a bunch more cotton yarn this morning . . .
|Noun||1.||washcloth - bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body|
face cloth, washrag, flannel
bath linen - linens for use in the bathroom
That second pair really caught me by surprise – one minute I was thinking about another washcloth and the next thing I knew, that was there. That picture was taken on Friday, so that pair is all done now, and it’s been 48 hours since I cast on a pair of mittens. (I did get a pattern out, but I just looked at it.) You might want to back up from your screen. This mitten thing might be contagious.
Then (because she still looked game, you gotta strike while the iron is hot with youth, they can turn on you in a minute) and I asked her if she wanted to model some mittens. Oh, yeah, remember the other day when I thought I was coming down with a bad case of washcloths? Turns out it was mittens. You couldn’t have surprised me more. I sat down with some cotton and straight needles, and then had a bunch of walking to do, and subbed out work on dpns so that it would be smaller (I can walk knitting on straights, but I live in the city. Dpns reduce the risk that I’ll be imprisoned at the end of the day for whatever charge is related to accidentally impaling someone. Assault? Negligence? Reckless endangerment? Fourteen inch straights seem like the fastest way to find out.) By the end of the day, this pretty pair fell off my needles.