I'm so excited to be able to join SP4. I almost didn't make it, though, due to technical glitches in communications. Many, many thanks to Jacqueline who helped me get that sorted out!
Thanks to the inspiring Yarn Harlot, I treated myself to a copy of this:
I couldn't stand looking at the gorgeous mittens on her blog one day longer without trying them myself.
I love to make mittens (and socks and scarves) and I generally use simple patterns with fantastic colours and all kinds of yarns. (I made my Mom some Twister mittens last week! Scroll down for pix.) But I have decided that I want to try these and see if I can master the artful mitten. Wish me much luck!
The only problem is that I'm going to have to find a good online source for wool. I can only get acrylics in town and would have to drive 2 or more hours to get to the nearest supplier. So if someone can recommend an excellent online wool site, please leave me a comment with the details. (Have I mentioned that I'm in love with Zara's Superfine Merino and any supplier that could ship me that would be my favourite?!!)
Also, some recommendations for the best fibre for Latvian mittens would be much appreciated! I'm getting excited already and the book won't even be here for two weeks!
Ain't knittin' grand? M
The Painted Stranger
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