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July 27, 2010
Turkish Rose Mittens

We just returned from a sunny, hot, fun filled week in Eastham on Cape Cod - a big family reunion - most of the week was spent on the beach with occ. biking and walking when it was cool enough - a day in Ptown, miniature golf, lots of seafood, cookouts and ice cream every night rounded the week out - but the most fun of all was just being with the people I love most in the World!

boys cape cod

I actually didn't knit a stitch on this vacation, but finished my Turkish Rose Mittens just after we returned. This is my very 1st knitted project taken from sheep to finish.

Oxtavia and Whirlwind

Turkish Rose Mittens

Turkish Rose Mittens Turkish Rose Mittens

Pattern: Turkish Rose Mittens from Green Mtn. Spinnery (I bought the pattern, but it is is also in 99 Yarns and Counting.)
Yarn: 2.5 ounces hand prepped/handspun Corriedale from Octavia and Whirlwind raised and sheared at Whitefish Bay Farm
Size: small (8" circumference/ 9.5" length) - 58 stitches around
Needle: cuff 2.5 mm / hand 3.25 mm circular needle.
Mods: The instructions for the top of the mittens didn't match the picture or chart, so I just winged it for the top decreases - turned out perfect!

A little bit off season, but I think they are gorgeous - can't wait to REALLY wear them this winter!

Turkish Rose Mittens

Turkish Rose Mittens

and my favorite picture
Turkish Rose Mittens

I'm attempting to get my Istanbul Socks done by August 31 for the Red Bird Knits Summer KAL - progress is slow :-)

Istanbul Socks



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