Yikes! Sorry about my absence for the past week, Readers! The hubs and I have been SUPER busy as of late. I certainly MEANT to take some time last Friday to write a weekly haiku and review CAMD chapter 6, but I....got distracted. Doing....stuff. IMPORTANT STUFF!
I DID finish knitting these gorgeous mittens, though!
The pattern can be found here, Readers: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw11/PATTchrysanthemum.php
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I have a crush on Scandinavian color-work. Absolutely beautiful!
The pattern called for sock weight yarn, so switching out the the super-wash wool for the yarn in my stash was no problem. My only concern is that the sock yarn in my stash is not super-wash (this means that anything knit with the yarn should NEVER be machine-washed. This would make the finished garment shrink).
I'll just pin a note to the mittens that says, "DEATH WILL COME ON SWIFT WINGS UPON ALL THOSE WHO PUT THESE MITTENS IN THE WASHING MACHINE".
Now that these are finished, I can finally start my husband's cabled gloves. I'll post pictures when those are finished!
Orb Weaver out!