I think this colorway looks fantastic on Amy. Her hair is a beautiful "salt 'n pepper" and wasn't it convenient for her to wear red the day I gifted her the cowl. The buttons are from a stash of buttons she gave me awhile back. Quite a propos!!! I used Cascade 220 and adjusted the pattern accordingly as it called for DK.
A close up!!
Brian sent me an e-mail because he knew I had been looking for "Magnificent Mittens" for quite some time. It's been out of print and if you can find it, the cost will be anywhere from $149 to $1,000. My co-worker, Amy, surprised me one day. She borrowed the book through inter-library loan. Why I can't take books out of the library is a story for another day. I drooled over this book and decided the only way I could possibly ever own it was finding it at a yard sale where someone didn't know what they had.
Well, much to my excitement, and I mean excitement, the book, "Magnificent Mittens and Socks", is going to be published again for $16.47 at Amazon. I'm not sure if all the same mitten patterns are included along with the socks. I don't care. I am buying myself this book. Here are a few pictures.
A thumb and a spare so that when one wears out, you flip the mitten!!!
I like the large cuff that easily goes over a jacket sleeve!
I started teaching my cowl knitting class last evening. All the women except for one are previous knitting students. One of the women was disappointed I was not offering another class through by "Recreational Department" before the holidays so she offered her beautiful home to a small group of knitters. We had less than a week to advertise if we were going to complete four Tuesday classes before Thanksgiving. I've also been approved to teach additional knitting classes at the Rec Dept. starting in January. It's exciting and I'm having a terrific time. The women are lovely and we soon become friends.