Tuesday, October 11, 2011

mitts

The area where I work is always cold and sometimes dank.  The administrators like to call it the "Garden Level", which is code for Freakin' Basement.  Ok?  (sigh)  I have been listening to my coworkers complain about their hands and feet being cold for many years.  This year I've decided to go on a MITT CAMPAIGN!  Everyone with cold hands is getting a pair of mitts.  First up - Punta Space Dyed ... 
This is an extraordinary fiber from Uruguay.  Knitted on size 6 dpns, one would think that the end result might be bulky and coarse.  Oh no.  Oh, HELL no!  Light - like a butterfly!  And so beautifully colored.  Akin to wearing q-tips on one's hands.. just that soft.  And ever so warm.
This is a beautiful little pattern called Fetching by Cheryl Niamath.  SO much fun to knit!  
My plan is to score a great huge VAT of aran weight fiber at Sheep & Wool this weekend.  In grey.  And then, everyone in my office will receive a pair of mitts - different patterns, same wool.  I'll be on a mission.
He's given me his paw - he approves of these pretty mitts.
It's so curious - Sheep & Wool is a really big deal for me.  I wait all year long for this event to roll around - right into my backyard.  I think about what I need, what I want, what I will see.  This year I downloaded a map of the fairgrounds and carefully plotted out the vendors that I MUST visit!  I have the location and booth numbers and I'm ready to roll!  I am not the kind of person who usually plans this carefully, but last year found me floundering!  I was unable to get close to several of the booths that I wanted to see.
Miss Babs.  Sanguine Gryphon.  Signature Needle Arts.  Briar Rose Fibers.  Spirit Trail.  Into The Whirled.  Foxfire Fiber.  The Wool Room.  The Rams Horn.  Green Mt Spinnery.  Crippenworks. Go Monkey.  Jennie The Potter.  
Once I get my new sneakers, I'll be ready.  See you there.







2 comments:

Zoey said...

Hi Jody,
What a great friendship gift for your coworkers. You will be the most popular lady in the office when you start handing those out on a cold fall day!

Delisa said...

Hi Jody, wow! How cool is that? I am so happy for you to have such an exciting event right in your own area! It sounds like a dream come true for all fiber lovers. I also love your idea of making the mitts for your co-workers. What a great gift. I went right over to the website and got a copy of the pattern. I especially like the ribbing around the cuff. Harley makes a wonderful knitting model! Have a nice evening and happy knitting! Delisa :)