Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jean's Matching Mitts

Mittens in Tahki Donegal Tweed
Mitts in Plymouth Yarns Boku

I'm excited to say that my new pattern, Jean's Matching Mitts, is now available on Ravelry. Thanks to the smart ladies who helped me by test knitting the pattern. It is a fun quick knit. There are enough knitty tricks to keep it interesting and they are small enough to be gratifying. In 5 to 7 hours in can have a pair ready to wear.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coming Soon...

Leftover Mitts

The pattern for Leftover Mitts is coming soon. Libby is test knitting the mitts for me and I have a few finishing touches on the pattern. I want to get the sizing right for a small/medium and I will add some tops for those who want to knit mittens instead of mitts. Almost done... 

Four Blue Ribbons!

I had a great time at the San Juan County Fair again this year :) I had five entries at the Wool Shed and ended up with 4 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon. The red ribbon was for some woolen handspun that I almost didn't enter because it was my first attempt at woolen spun and I wasn't completely happy with my result. I did better than I thought I would so I ended up being happy I entered it. In the foreground of this picture are the mitts I designed to go with Jean's Irish Hat. The pattern is being test knit by my friend Libby and will be available on Raverly soon.

Libby got a best in class at the county fair  for her lovely blue crocheted sweater.

I am happy for Libby but I have to admit that I want a best in class ribbon too... there is always next year ;)