Pattern: "Susie's Reading Mitts" (click for free Pattern from designer)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donnagal Luxury Tweed 85% Wool/15% Angora
Needles: Size 5 dps
I'm not sure how I feel about these mitts, especially the pink ribbon which may eventually be removed. The colorway for this line is beautiful but I didn't especially enjoy the feel of the yarn. For the price, I would not buy this yarn again.
Perhaps I didn't buy enough yarn, or I just misplaced the 2nd ball, but I found myself with one completed mitt and no more yarn so I had to wait for my daughter to send me another ball as it was purchased at her LYS.
The cuff is so long, perhaps a little too much, that it can be folded up and pinned down and will still look very nice.
This ribbon reminds me of the strips of "candy dots" on paper that you could buy as a child. Anyone remember those or is this another one of those generational things?
I have several other projects almost completed that I have not even mentioned such as the "Swallowtail Shawl", hat/scarf set for the "Head Start" kids' charity and more.
In the last few days, after a startling amount of snow, everything has melted and we seem to suddenly have a volcanic burst of blooms on the ground and on some of our trees. I'm resisting turning on the AC as it is 84 degrees F today.
I start my next round of classes, through my local Recreational Dept., this Tuesday. By request, I will be teaching the Quincy hat by Jared Flood. Once those classes are completed, the Delicato Mitts will be next.
I have several new and exciting classes planned for this fall. I'm trying to introduce new ideas, etc. I have several students who have taken as many as five classes with me. It's always a lot of fun especially with women I already know.
I have to recreate the button on my sidebar linking this blog to my "classes" blog. I lost it when I tried to "rejuvenate" my blog. Don't you just love "Blogger" some days!!!