29 December 2006

Thrummed mittens

I've finally decided to try knitting thrummed mitts, and I'm enjoying the experience!

(If you live somewhere warm and have no idea what I'm talking about, look here.)

I like knitting regular mittens, because you get done so quickly - you can see your progress and have something finished in a week of 'spare moments'. Plus, it's very portable: I've been known to knit my way through many a 4H meeting!

Anyway, I have fleece kicking around (I only have a drop spindle as of yet and much going on in my life, so I don't get much chance to spin) and thought this would be a good use for some fleece that's looking for a purpose. Besides, winter is cold and I have no good mittens.

The first attempt turned out way too puffy, I'd pulled off far too much fleece for each of the little bits that is stuffed in the stitches and ended up with a hand sized pillow rather than a mitten. So, that mitten got pulled back and I've started over ... with a bit more restraint on the fleece it is looking pretty good so far.

Sheep are great.


  1. Anonymous6:22 pm

    I have purchased them at a Kingston craft sale but had no idea how they were made..Neat!!

  2. Anonymous8:33 pm

    This is great!!! I actually met this lady here in Austin the end of July!! It is a joy to hear her speak and I don't even knit. Don't think we need those mittens here in Texas though! :-)

    Love you, AC

  3. Anonymous4:29 pm

    I love those mitts!! I currently have a pair. I don't think there is such a thing as too puffy as they don't stay puffy forever!


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