When we last left off, I was on my exciting jaunt with Christine. But there was much more fun (and yarn) in store for the weekend. On Friday, Pea and I packed up for a little get-away in upstate Connecticut. It was his Christmas present and I was glad the winter had been mild, because he loves to go hiking when we're away.
Of course, I'm run by Murphy's Law, so it was no surprise that this weekend brought the coldest weather we've seen all year. Although we didn't let it spoil our weekend, hiking was definitely out!! Also out were my Fetching mitts. When it's 6 degrees, bare fingers just don't cut it.
Luckily, there happened to be a couple of great yarn stores in the area, The Village Sheep and Enchanting Yarns & Things. We set out on a quest for yarn and a pattern for mittens. The yarn was an easy choice when I fell in love with some beautiful Manos del Uruguay. I'd never knit with this yarn before, but had heard great things about it. I sure wasn't disappointed!!
When I started to look for a pattern, a funny thought hit me. Maybe I didn't need a pattern. Mittens are pretty basic, right? I've knit tons of socks and a few Fetchings. How different can a pair of mittens be? So armed with my new Manos, some DPNs, a tape measure and a note-pad, I created these!!
Cast On: January 26, 2007
Completed: January 28, 2007
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay, colorway 105
Needles: Inox US8 DPN's