23 December, 2008

Plum Chilly

Plum Mitten

It's very, unseasonably, miserably, cold, snowy, slushy and icy here in the Pacific Northwest, and my knitting has turned from socks to mittens. Or gloves. Or glovey-mittens. These are intended for a photographer friend, who likes to photograph in the icy cold but occasionally needs his fingers & thumbs free of woolly covering. I plan to knit these as fingerless gloves, then to add colorwork mitten-tops and thumb-tops.

I am using Ann Budd's "Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns" for the basic glove shape. I made the corrugated cuff with Wendy's brilliantly simple technique.

The yarn is (of course) Hazel Knits artisan sock, in Rogue Plum and Laguna.

Happy Festivus to all my wonderful readers (all two of them)!


Kath said...

Ohhh those two colors go so well together! I never would have thought of that. Lovely!

p.s. My verification word is "antsking" and now I can't stop visualizing a group of ants on skis!

Suse said...

They're beautiful. Happiest of festivities to you too.

I, er....Hi. I'm Rayleen. said...

You know, I didn't think I would like Plum Glace until I started knitting with it. Now it's in my top three favorite HK colors!