Snuggly Soft

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mitts.jpg Finally! Something for me. For my always frozen hands.

The pattern is Daisy Stitch Handwarmers from the Purlbee, but I didn’t use the yarn they suggested. No way was I going to pay $12.50 a skein for 4 skeins of yarn that I would probably only need about 1/3 of. If I can’t even knit the second sock without doing both at the same time, do you really think I’m going to make multiple pairs of hand warmers? So during my first trip EVAR to Hill Country Weavers, I got some pretty generic 100% merino yarn in the suggested colors. It only cost about 1/2 as much as the other stuff AND I didn’t have to wait around for it.

Unfortunately, I did have to wait around for the DPNs in size 7 & 8 to show up from Knit Picks. I’ve pretty much decided I’m not gonna buy needles anywhere else. I really love how smooth and sturdy the Knit Picks needles feel. So out with the old and in with the new I suppose.

The daisy stitch is really fun. It works up quickly, and keeps my mind just occupied enough to not be boring, but easy enough to pay attention to the television. I’m trying to figure out if I could make a sweater using it.


3 Responses to “Snuggly Soft”

  1. Karen Beth on February 19th, 2008 8:01 pm

    How beautiful these look! I love the stitch too.

    How is TAW coming along for you??

  2. Susan on February 22nd, 2008 8:20 pm

    These are fantastic!! I’ve had this pattern on the edge of my brain, and I’m so glad you made them. And you made both of them! Such a good choice, and I love your colors. I can’t believe you’ve never been to Hill Country before! Wow, that’s a lot of exclamation points. Your mitts thrill me.

  3. Pat on March 26th, 2008 2:23 am

    Wonderful idea! Loved reading about it.

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