These mittens were my oldest WIP's, but they really were in time out for two reasons. First - stranded knitting at the time was not something I really enjoyed much. Second - I was worried running out of yarn, and I didn't want to deal with this problem, if it actually occurred.
This Chevron Love Mittens kit was a gift from Chawne (can I just say, have you seen her latest knit blanket??? It's amazing! That's a wonderful use of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn.)
These mitten kit can be bought in Julia Vesper's shop Knitterly Things. Chawne let me choose my own colorway, which is Vintage Appliance.
Each color comes in a 20g skein. As I said before, I was afraid I would run out of yarn, because I was cutting the yarn each time, instead of letting it hang there until I need to use it again. I've tried that, but what tangled mess that was. So I'd rather wove in a million ends.
I also didn't do the Latvian braid on both mittens, just because I made a mistake and wanted to get them done asap. Next time I'll take the time and rip though.
I can see myself knitting these mittens again, but just with maybe two or three colors.
The yarn is Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport, and I'm telling you it's wonderful to knit with, and it makes warm and thick mittens, but still light weight. I love them.
Did you see my red "sore" thumbs? Every time I look at them I smile.
I started these mittens December 26, 2009 and finished them January 2, 2011. I'm glad they are done. And I didn't run out of yarn at all!
And now I have to share a little story about Maggie:
The other day, the TV was on, we went outside with her to do her business. When we came back inside, there was this acne commercial on, with Avril Lavigne as spokes person. Maggie was running around in front of the TV looking for a chew toy, when a before picture of the artist came on, and Maggie gave a startled yelp and a hop and ran away, when she saw it. I might have peed my pants, because I laughed so hard. It was probably so funny to me, because I always roll my eyes, when this commercial comes on, and I don't care much for this artist. Maggie is fine, by the way, and over her shock. :o)