April 2, 2012


Mittens For Spring

Honestly I thought I’d have more time to devote to, well, everything once the performance was over. Knitting, blogging, sleeping, the important things. But now I’m laughing at myself for even thinking that thought, and with us heading towards the end of the semester alarmingly quickly, I can’t see The Busy stopping anytime soon.

The written portion of the thesis is demanding time and attention at the moment, and funnily enough, it doesn’t get any closer to being finished if I don’t work on it (crazy thought), so it’s been getting lots of love, and a bit of swearing. Seeing as I haven’t perfected knitting and typing at the same time, that means I haven’t been doing much knitting. But I did manage to weave in a couple ends, which mean…

I have mittens!

Just in time for spring. Oh well.

Pattern: my own. It’s just a basic mitten pattern in a 1×1 fair isle check to make the extra cozy, and a Latvian braid around the cuff to keep them from rolling.
Yarn: Classic Elite Ariosa. 1 ball of each color, 90%  merino, 10% cashmere,  colorway: grey-4814, light blue-4809
Fiber Source: Knitty City (I got the yarn at their sale last summer, so I’m not sure if they still carry it or not)
Needles: US 9s DPNs

Maybe they’ll end up in the back up gift pile.