27. August 2009 21:00
Lately, I've been a Thrum Knittin Machine! For Christmas I wanted to make a few pairs to give as gifts, and besides that I've had a few ladies at work ask if I could make some commissionned pairs. I find that once I get into the swing of things each mitten goes pretty quickly... first the cuff, then the hands, slip stitches onto holders for the thumbs, then up the fingers and cast off. BUT for some reason I can't seem to get inspired to do the thumbs... lol. I think it's a kind of thumb procrastination problem!
Here they are... sooo close to being finished, but no 'thumbs-up' around here today. What's got two thumbs and doesn't give a crap? Not these Mittens!
Close up of the two contrasting styles of thrummables:
Red solid with traditional undyed cream coloured thrums, with staggered spacing. Some people say that the thrums done this way look like little hearts embedded in the fabric.
Purple variegated with Natural Chocolate Merino Lamb's wool thrums - in a colour matching the main yarn so as to blend in. These mittens use the standard evenly spaced grid thrum method, and have a more subtle appearance (less "heart" look) for a special person who would love a pair of thrummed mitts, but perhaps is not the sort of person who would wear things with hearts on them.
The thumbs might get completed someday soon... at least they are on my finish-me radar. But until then - No Thumbs for YOU!