I love that after two days of very leisurely movie knitting I end up with something as lovely as these.
These Lovisa armwarmers should be just the thing for my gardening sister-in-law. While I think they turn out to be drapey and rather elegant knit in a sportweight yarn as intended I really like the snug warmth when knit in Cascade 220. The brown and cream colouring reminds me of traditional nordic ski sweaters and hot chocolate with marshmallows. All that’s left is to find the perfect pair of buttons to finish them off.
Mitts are so nice in that they gives you total freedom of movement in the fingers (great for knitting or planting fiddly seeds) but keep your hands warm at the same time. I am very tempted to knit everyone in the family a pair of these.
And just what is it that I’m knitting? The next in my line of holiday gifts, something for my brother-in-law.
Jared Flood’s Habitat hat using Blackberry Ridge medium weight silk blend in forest green. Blackberry Ridge is a fairly local mill that prides itself on sourcing wool from the midwest. I bought this at the Woodland Studio in Stoughton and couldn’t pass up such a local yarn, with plenty of yardage. With any luck I should be able to knit this hat and a cowl from one skein.
The pattern is one that I’ve been coveting since it’s come out. I am a sucker for cables, despite the extra work involved. Unlike the mitts this is not a project for mindless movie watching, as I found out after having to start over twice. Now that I’ve got the cables started properly it’s going very smoothly and am feeling like a gift knitting machine.