knitted: handspun mittens, originally uploaded by earthchick.
All winter long, I wanted to make myself a pair of handspun mittens. Too many other projects kept getting in the way, until one day, I just sat down and did it. Yes, one day was all it took! I cast on for these partway through the Oscars, and 24 hours later I was done with the pair. I can’t believe how fast a basic pair of mittens goes!
They are totally mismatched from each other, but I don’t care, because the colors are So! Much! Fun!
pattern: Warmest Mittens by Kris Percival
yarn: 125 yds. worsted-ish 2-ply, my handspun from Hello Yarn Fiber Club Shetland in “Sour Fig.” This was the original fiber:
One of my all-time favorites. I spun it up into this:
204 yds. So I have roughly 80 yards left of this bump, plus another 8 oz. of it unspun for a future project I already have plans for.
I love these dark plummy tones:
And I’m totally mad for the orange with that shot of blue:
They were so fun to spin and knit, and they are a real treat to wear. I thought mitten weather was over, but I was wrong. It’s super-cold and windy today and I really should’ve had these on. They always make me happy!
These are really fabulous! I love seeing your handspun knits, they’re really motivating to get spinning myself. 🙂
They came out great the colors are wonderful I love that they don’t match up. I have been wanting to make mittens ever since I saw Kelly Petkin posted some videos on You Tube.
Gorgeous. I love seeing your colors!
These are so awesome! The yarn is such a fabulous combination of colors!
Gorgeous! I love how fast mittens are, too.
Yummy! I love the colors in them – so fun, and I’ll bet they are nice and warm too!
Ooh, I love them! And I’m so jealous of you spinning.. So unfair that I can’t spin.
They are very beautiful!!!
Those are beautiful! Almost makes me long for winter…almost!
So cute! I put off making things for myself too, even if they’re just a quick project. I’m so glad that you made the time for it. They’re definitely worth it! 🙂
I do believe that those are the cutest mittens I’ve ever seen!
Fabulous!! The colors are going to provide a wonderful shot of color on grey winter days.