Saturday, December 01, 2007

Oh, so THAT's the way it's gonna be, huh?

Driving home from work Friday evening I decided to change my plan for the weekend. See, I had planned to work on Christmas presents and a sweater I'm making up as I go. But, suddenly Winter decided to check its calendar and it is C.O.L.D.

(Screenshot from 11 AM Saturday. That's in Celsius. Not factoring in the windchill. It's colder now 3 hours later)

(Seriously)(Although, truthfully, it's not as cold as it was this time last year. Maybe I'm getting wimpy.)(but it's still cold)

So, I decided that a change in plans was called for...

Thrummed Mittens:
mmmm fluffy
Obligatory inside out thrummed mitten shot. I used Alpaca roving I got from friends who raise alpacas. So soft.

mmmm  toasty

I decided to go "tone-on-tone" using stash Elann Peruvian Highland Wool. I used the pattern in Interweave Knits Winter 2006, but there are patterns available free online for the Googling.

These mittens should help.
You have GOT to be kidding
(I may or may not be using sign language to express my feelings about the weather in this photo)

Now to go knit the second one and contemplate going out to plug in my car...

PS. Thank you all for the comments and birthday wishes over the past weeks. Bad blogger, I haven't replied. My birthday turned into a week and a half-long celebration, as I was at home with Mom and my older brother and his family on weekend before my birthday, then got taken out for several meals on the weekend of (so. good. so. full. of. food.) and capped off with cake with my younger brother's family the Wednesday after.


  1. I love the colors you used for your mitts. The brown on brown is really nice.
    And I'm totally hearing you on the suddenly-freezing-cold weather. Today it is -9C with 30-45 mph winds. I think they said the windchill was something like -28C. I might need some thrummed mitts too!

  2. I don't know what that is in Farenheit, but it sounds really cold. I love the mittens and I plan on knitting some myself. Lovely.


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