"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

New mittens

Yes, another pair of colorwork mittens.  My fascination continues.....
My apologies to those that may have seen these on Ravelry.  It's a free pattern (thru September) on Ravelry called Marley's Garden.  They are knit with hanspun, the colored yarn being spun from this fiber:
The background is an undyed Varigated BFL fiber - strands of darker and lighter fiber mixed into the roving.  I think it gives the finished item an old, antique look about it.
 I knit these with the same background yarns, but I don't think I've ever posted a photo here.  These were knit during my blogging hiatus.  Sorry - forgot the stats:  This pattern was taken from The Mitten Book, the "Pole Pattern" is the name of the pattern.  I did modify it for my gauge. 

Anyway - perhaps that will be the last of the mittens for awhile..... we'll see.... 
 
I am baking our first "winter" squash today.  Hopefully it's ready to be picked.  The vines have died back, but if I remember right, my dad always said to wait till right before the first frost.  We'll see.  I think I will experiment with fresh tomato soup later in the week.  It's going to be cool this week, and perhaps a fresh garden soup will be just the ticket!  Ahh.....fall is indeed on the way. 

5 comments:

Judy S. said...

That braided caston is so pretty; how hard was it? What pattern did you use for the second pair of mittens. I really like them!
BTW, fresh tomato soup sounds yummy!

Monika said...

Your mittens are a great inspiration to me. Love the new pair!
Yeah, I love Fall, and the slight change of what we cook for Fall/Winter. I love one pot stews ...

Dorothy said...

Beautiful mittens. Maybe some day I'll bite the bullet and do a pair - yours are always so lovely. I'm sure fall is on its way, but we're having the warmest weather of the summer up here. I still doubt my tomatoes will ripen, so it will be fried green tomatoes for us!

KnittySue said...

Oh I love the beauty of your mittens...someday I'll pick up the challenge.

Laura said...

Love the mittens and hope to be able to knit a pair one of these fine days but until then, I'll have to ooh and aah over yours.

I can't believe how big BG has become and so quickly...doesn't the time fly with the little ones? Also, please give a few extra pets to Sofeesu for me and tell her I hope allegy season ends very very soon.