Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Working on... Mittens!!

Even though the weather's been pretty crazy here in the great Mitten, going from freezing temps to thunderstorms and flooding, I've been encouraged by several Ravelers to go ahead with my plan to make a nice pair of wooly mittens.
Mitten beginnings
A lovely cuff. 
I've had several pairs in my queue for a bit, and last night I settled on Mrs. Murdock's Mittens, a very basic pattern. I really wanted a pair of wooly mittens for the cold drive to school in the morning. But the weather's been weird, and I haven't had time... You know the drill. Hemming and hawing, and not getting anything done.

But, since I did make some progress on my parents' afghan over the weekend, I felt like I could start a new project. I'm working these mittens in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, originally bare, but dyed green by me with Kool-Aid and food coloring.

I'm still working on my Snowdrop(s) but they're already at the point where progress doesn't look like much.

Linking up with Tami for WIP Wednesday!
Being busy with teaching leaves only small amounts of time for blogging and crafting, so even though I am hopping around and checking out all the cool stuff, I don't always have time to comment. I hope you still feel the love :)


  1. Very familiar, busy busy but not getting anything done. Hope you will work out your mittens!

  2. wow gorgeous colour for mitts, I love it. Have a knitty wednesday xx

  3. Oh I love the green for your mittens! I need to make a snowdrop, I've stared at the pattern long enough haha

  4. The green you're using on your mittens is gorgeous! I have a feeling you'll get plenty of use from those this year. Winter isn't on its way out just yet.

  5. That is a lovely, vibrant green! I've dyed a lot with kool-aid ... I haven't tried mixing in icing dye, though. I shall do that someday!


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