Progress and Indecision

I made a deal with myself.

I will work on my plain mawata mittens (BMFA I Mad Heart Ewe)

and then, I will begin my next color work (and first Christmas present) project when they are finished.

Of course there are other must completes on the needles so I have time but need your help.  The pattern is the Polar Chullo hat from the Twist Collective

Photo by Caro Benna Sheridan  from the Twist Collective

 and here is the yarn:

The question is which blue to choose.  I am substituting one of these three blues for the dark grey on top.

What do you think?

Progress

Thought I’d give a quick update.

The hat that is supposed to be done today with Debbbi and our West/East KAL is almost done.  There is a story though…

And the mawata mittens, in addition to having a story, are moving along.  I didn’t like my rookie start so I decided to make a turning row and a  cuff.  Voila!  So now these are coming along.

And finally, I am excited about my new holiday stitch markers.  Laura is amazing and these stitch markers are so much fun!

How are your projects coming?

I Feel a New Trend

C O L O R W O R K .

When I started to knit I jumped right into colorwork.  Icelandic wool sweaters to be exact.  I have fallen for it all over again with these mittens.  I started a knit along with friends Pat and Linda and we’ve been meeting weekly to show progress and set goals (that are hard to stop at!)  They still await a good bath and then an angora lining…almost makes me wish for cold weather.  My hubster even liked them, perhaps as much as he has liked any project I’ve made!

Also, finished up a whack of fiber!  This Spirit Trails Fiberworks cashmere silk (50%/50%) in the club color Air was dreamy!  The only reason it took so long is that there was so much of it! (and still a little left to spin to use up extra uneven plies).  But it is 5.7 ounces of heaven.

Starting a new pair of take along socks.  My first handspun socks from the Fat Cat Knits Buster fiber that I spun a while ago.  They are fun already!

The change in weather, and the kids back at school, certainly boost my knitting mojo!  How about you?

  Happy Fall Fibery Fun!

We Interrupt…

this regularly scheduled Knitting Olympics to bring you this special announcement…

The fiddleheads mittens are done!

And I love them.  Just love them!  One of my favorite projects and not a moment too soon.  This winter is cold and seemingly endless!

Pattern: Fiddlehead Mittens (details on Ravelry)

Needles:  Outer Mitten: Size 4 Addi Clicks, 40 inch for magic loop and Lining:  Size 3 Darn Pretty Needles, Double Points

Yarn: Cascade 220 and Rowan Kidsilk Haze for the lining

Size: Medium

Mods: none except knit the lining with only a single strand of Kidsilk

Gotta run, off to the Knitting Olympics!

One last thing, Happpy Valentine’s Day!