Wednesday, December 19, 2007

No Humdrum in Sight

Thank you so much Jenn! My package arrived yesterday and the mittens are absolutely beautiful!

The colors are so pretty and great together - I don't think I would have thought to use a variegated yarn with this pattern! The cuffs are a tad tight, but I've worn them a couple of times now and they feel a bit looser already, so I'm hoping with more wear they'll relax. I think the least stretchy part is the cast on, which I'm unfamiliar with. Is it supposed to be so inelastic, or is this a needle issue (I've heard many people have to go up in needle size when using Eunny's patterns)? Either way, I'm in love with them. According to Jenn's Ravelry page, she used Artyarns Ultramerino 4, and though it's a fingering weight, I'm finding them to be very warm.

The rest of the package was filled with goodies too;

Two balls each of Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL in white and teal to make Kate Gilbert's Bird in Hand Mittens, some Eucalan wash, some fancy Italian hand lotion, a knitting key chain(!), and some yummy treats, along with a very nice note. I'm so excited about the Bird in the Hand mittens and can't wait to make them!

Everything is just so great and I'm so glad I took part in the swap. Deb is getting ready to host another round, and while I'm not sure if I'm going to take part (there's too many other things I want to knit before it gets warm again), but I had the best time getting to know Jenn and my other partner and I would recommend the swap to anyone looking for something a little different. We all deserve fancy mittens! Thank you so much!!


Jenn said...


It was a needle issue the corrugated ribbing is sooo tight! I had to go up 3 needles sizes to get it to where it is now! I hope they loosen up enough, I did a little knit-research and it told me that corrugated ribbing will loosen some with wear! I'm so glad you like everything and it has been a pleasure geting to know you. Hope your finals went well, mine stunk, but it's over now. Yay! Merry Christmas & talk to you soon!

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