January 13, 2014
I think I have made the prettiest pink yarn on the planet - well, at least I like it a lot!
I started with a 2 ounce batt pack from Fat Cat Knits with a little bit of everything in it and put it through the drum carder just once for this soft poofy shimmery batt.
In no time at all, I spun a 2 ply worsted weight yarn - it's fun to spin thick singles once in awhile. Drumcarded yarn is beautifully heathered - little specks of prettiness everywhere.
I wanted to make mittens and with less than 2 ounces, I could either make some fingerless mitts or stretch it by combining with contrast yarn for colorwork and make some real mittens - I like my finger tips warm, so decision made. Knit Picks Wool of the Andes stash to the rescue.
Pattern: End of May Mittens by Mandy Powers
Here is a peek inside - a nice soft merino/silk cuff liner
I tried to take pictures by myself - (all the above) - so frustrating at times since I can't get a picture of 2 mittens on at once without crazy finagling - So when my 15 year old son walked in I grabbed him! Here are all views - Thanks Cam :)
I love worsted weight stranded mittens - Quick to make and so nice and thick and warm!
The mystery mittens have been ripped - my yarn/needle size was a poor match - they were to big and going to be way too long and I just wasn't feeling the love - ahhh I love deciding to rip when it's the right thing to do.
Next up should be a scrap crumb quilt or socks - both are almost done!