Saturday, December 27, 2008
Handknit (and sort-of) handspun mittens
I have all these small skeins of handspun yarn. I bought a scrap bag from vedablis a long time ago. It was so fun to spin all the different fibers! They turned out so beautifully but there's such a small amount of each color. I decided to make myself a new pair of mittens mixing stripes of my handspun with a pretty blue commercial yarn.
They turned out great but couldn't hold up to the freezing cold weather lately. So I've since added a little fleece liner. Now they are perfect.
I made these mittens for a coworker. She has horses and loves to ride. Her fingers are freezing at work. I needed a project. Perfect combination. :)