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Warm Fuzzies

December 17, 2007

Before I take off on my annual midwinter trek to Hawaii, I”d like to show you my North Dakota winter knitting FO’s.

Selbuvotter for my sweetie. The pattern is Annemor#13 from Terri Shea’s wonderful Selbuvotter book.They are knitted in Harrisville New England Shetland, on 2.75 mm dpns. They are my first mittens and my first go at colorwork. Both the recipient and I are pretty pleased with how they turned out:

Socks for both of us. His are blocked and ready for the gifting; mine just came off the needles. They are knitted in Lisa Souza’s Sock!. She named this fresh and subtle colorway ‘Giverny’. I was lucky to get some of the first skeins out of the dyepot. I think I have a first edition of a classic!

Warm fuzzy socks for my very own, in Mountain Colors Bearfoot. The colorway is Thunderhead. The yarn was a gift from Kerry, who knows that ‘color and cozy’ make the perfect match tor a northern winter. Thanks, Kerry!

Finally I’ll leave you with a little spinning. This is a 6 oz. skein of wool/mohair mill-end roving from Detta. I spun it on the Lendrum. I think it wants to be a scarf, or maybe a hat or mittens. Doesn’t it look right at home in a snowbank?

So today I will say “Uff da! It’s cold outside.” At the end of the week I’ll be saying “Aloha, Molokai!”
Happy holidays to all.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2007 10:20 am

    The color combo on those mittens is stunning. Nice work! And your first colorwork? Shut up!
    Happy travels.

  2. Jody van Dooijewaard permalink
    December 17, 2007 11:02 am

    I agree that colour combo is really beautiful. Was it gold and black?
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. December 17, 2007 11:38 am

    Awesome, Jan! Now, don’t you want to do more colorwork??

  4. Jan permalink
    December 17, 2007 11:43 am

    Thanks! Indeed, the colors are gold and black, and yes, I want to do more. And More. And More.

  5. Sam permalink
    December 17, 2007 1:22 pm

    Jan, those mittens are just gorgeous – they will cover some happy hands. You know how I love your socks, and those are some cozy looking pairs. As ever, your spinning is lovely – inspiring work, all of it. I need some of those mittens, to be sure. πŸ™‚ And hey, we are almost passing in the skies – we are coming home from Oahu today. I wish you sunshine and warm breezes for your trip.

  6. December 17, 2007 3:44 pm

    Oh how I love those mittens! I love the colour combination, and you’ve done such a beautiful job with the colourwork. Your socks look so warm and inviting. Happy holidays and safe travels!

  7. December 17, 2007 7:28 pm

    First mittens!? IMHO, knitting mittens are the only decent reason to live in the north. πŸ˜‰ Your’s are lovely, as are your socks, not to mention your spinning! I’m just home from Hawaii (Oahu and Kauai), too. Now I’m wondering if Sam and I were there at the same time! Aloha and safe travels!

  8. December 17, 2007 7:40 pm

    Aloha Jan.
    Your mittens and socks look lovely and warm.
    The spinning is beautiful, as ever.

  9. December 17, 2007 10:34 pm

    Lovely mittens!! I love darks when it comes to color work…………………..so rich!

  10. December 18, 2007 9:29 am

    Those mittens are beautiful, Jan! I think you have been sucked into a new vortex – color work! The snow is the perfect backdrop for mitten photography! The socks are lovely as well. How nice that you will have warm feet this winter. Well, I guess you will not need them in Hawaii but you will when you get back. Safe travels!

  11. Jan permalink
    December 18, 2007 6:13 pm

    Thanks all for the kind words and warm send-off!

  12. December 19, 2007 7:59 am

    Jan, it’s all gorgeous! Have a great time in HI!

  13. December 26, 2007 11:01 pm

    The pattern on the thumb is my favorite part!

  14. December 27, 2007 1:38 pm

    lovely, lovely mittens! πŸ™‚

  15. January 4, 2008 9:49 pm

    Gorgeous mittens!

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