Yarn- 4 oz. of hand-dyed chunky weight wool (coming soon to the shop)
Thrums- 2 oz. hand-dyed South African Fine Wool top
Pattern- my own, sized to fit Man Hands
Size- large adult- 12″ long and 10.5″ around on the outside, to fit a hand that’s 9.5″ around and 8″ from wrist to tip of middle finger
Needles- size 8 US 40″ long Addi Turbo for magic loop knitting
Started Knitting- February 17, 2007
Finished Knitting- February 18, 2007 (I knit one each evening. These are fast!)
These are WARM! They’re also super puffy. They’re the kind of mitten you wear when you don’t need a lot of dexterity. If you’re going for a walk or accompanying your little dog out in the yard, these are the mittens for you. Since Mark and I don’t let Shambles go outside by himself, you can count on seeing us standing out in the yard, freezing our butts off, about 8 times a day. It’s kind of brutal in the winter. The dog moseys around in what seems like slow motion as we jump up and down, trying not to freeze to death. These mittens are going to help.
I’ve got the yarn for mine all dyed up and drying over a radiator (one of the few advantages to 10 degree weather is that the radiator dries yarn quickly), since I cannot wait to knit and wear them.
ETA: Thrumming tutorial coming soon!
ETA 2: Bloglines hates me so much!