Thawing out.

Phew! It’s 44 degrees today and I’m loving it! No it’s not my 60’s and 70’s from days of LA past, but I’ll take it! See, for the last two weeks we’ve been subjected to highs of ZERO and ice and snow and winter of DOOM. Yeah ok, maybe not that bad, but it says something when my dad tells me he’s heard that Kansas City is one of the coldest places in the country, doesn’t it?

With that in mind, I raced to finish some mittens!

The Pattern: Fiddleheads by Adrian Bizilia

The Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts kit at PickupSticks

The Needles: The pattern calls for US3, but I used US1

The Verdict: I LOVE these mittens! If I make them again, and I will, I will probably make them on US2’s so that they will be a bit larger and have room for a more substantial liner. As they are, I ended up subbing Kid Silk Haze as the liner (yarn was included in the kit – but I had some KSH in the stash!) because the mittens weren’t quite big enough for the intended liner. These took me a few weeks to knit because I dallied a little, but I knit the entire second mitten in 2 afternoons, and then the liners only took me a few more hours. Now my fingers are toasty warm!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chery
    Jan 19, 2010 @ 22:30:54

    I have the pattern, cannot choose the yarns to knit them. Yours are really nice.

    Miss seeing you.


  2. Christine
    Jan 20, 2010 @ 01:22:03

    wow, gonna have to add these to my queue. GORGEOUS!


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