28. June 2011 05:47
- I had some odds and ends of dyed Merino and Mohair Locks
and some very VERY bright orange merino roving leftover from last years Spin Wild Maritime Handspinners Retreat
So I carded some technicolor batts, with Orange as a base, and whatever odds and ends matched the Red, Yellow, Orange, Black, kitchen sink.
- The Fiber was carded on my Strauch Petite, with much gusto, and little thought or planning. I unfortunately forgot to photograph the batts...
- The Yarn was spun extra chunky on an Ashford Traveler, and plied back upon itself instead of leaving as singles
- The leftover screaming orange Merino was spun in a similar manner (what else was I going to use it for?)
- The Mittens: a makeshift pattern
- -Cuffs in K1P1 Ribbing, cast on 22 stitches, 7 rows
- -Knit 10 rows plain, then knit 3 stitches in waste yarn a-la-Elizabeth-Zimmermann thumb technique, then knit up approximately 14 rows and decreased like a usual mitten top (K2 K2Tog around, 1 row plain, then K1 K2Tog around, 1 row plain, K2tog around, draw through.)
-Thumbs: 7 stitches picked up (3 bottom, 4 top) from the stitches after the waste yarn was removed, knit 8 rows, and drew through. Results: VERY orange Mittens
. hopefully some kid decides they really like Orange, and I can give these away. They arent as ugly as I thought they would be, but not exactly my style either!