Originally uploaded by my spare time
I actually finished a project in about a week. I really needed the mittens, as it’s getting a wee bit nippy outside. In spite of the project being driven by necessity, I really enjoyed knitting them. Mittens are a nice portable project, which allowed for a lot of bus knitting. The classic mittens pattern was a pleasure to knit. I used Cascade 220 yarn in a nice tweedy purple and size 6 dpn. My photo is a bit overexposed, so the actual colour is much deeper.
The yarn was the result of a bit of an adventure. Blair and I went on a road trip to Ottawa this past summer to visit his sister. On the way back through the States we got lost due to a detour. Well, we stopped to look at our map and when I looked out the window we were right out side a yarn store! Yay! Stashing opportunity! The owner was quite pleasant. Uncommon Threads in Marguette, MI. The store was packed with lovely yarn, but I restrained myself to purchasing just two skeins of Cascade 220. The rest will be used for a matching hat or cowl. Not sure which yet.