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.
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...
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 ;)