Something warm

I’m still revisiting my old UFO’s. Either unravelling them or (trying to) finish them. I don’t know why these mittens have been left out in the cold. They’re very pretty and very soft. A bit tight, perhaps, but still wearable. You’ll find the pattern in one of my favourite books, Knitting Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves by Carol Rasmussen Noble.

Fishermen's Mittens
Almost finished

I begun this project in 2008 according to my ravelry notes. If I’d started it today I probably wouldn’t use Drops/Garnstudio Alpaca. The colours are lovely and it’s very soft, but it tends to get quite fuzzy after some wear.

I managed to break one of the needles…

Broken needle
D’oh!

Luckily, these were just old bamboo needles. I tossed out the thole lot and switched to my beloved KnitPro’s instead.

Happy knitting!

Craft Tools or AMOCP#2

A Month of Craft Photos, Day 2. Craft Tools.

Craft Tools, amocp#2
Needle case

This lovely needle case was a birthday present from dear friend, Maria. She has made it herself. Stig Lindberg fabric.

This is where I keep many of my craft tools, but not all of them. They simply wouldn’t fit. My favourite knitting needles are, by far, my Knit Pro (Knit Picks) wooden needles. They’re smooth and light and very easy to work with. They’re also very beautiful.