So, it’s not all Christmas knitting around here at the moment.
My Druid mittens are pretty much done – the second one is just blocking and then they’ll be ready to wear (and photograph properly!)
Oh, and the yarn casually draped over the mitten? It’s a skein of Cherry Hill Suri Lace Alpaca that I picked up on my recent trip to Iknit. I thought the colours complemented the mittens perfectly and that I could make a lovely cowl to wear with them. The yarn is 100% alpaca, and is dreamily soft and warm!
The pattern I’ve chosen is for a smoke ring with lace edging, but I’m making some alterations to the lace edging, as I’m not too happy with how it looks so far:
I don’t really like how the pointy bits lean over to the left. On the pattern these bits look as though they have been heavily stretched by blocking, but I’d rather make them the shape I like in the first place. If I can’t get it right, I may make the Ice Queen Cowl from last winter’s Knitty instead.
Not just yet though – I have some Christmas socks to make first!
Your Druid is gorgeous! A photo shoot on your Pashley would be fab. And I think I’ll be joining you with the Christmas socks soon!
Oh you’ll look a treat in the mitts and a co-ordinating cowl; gorgeousie colours
Wow! Your mitten is beautiful. I finished the first of mine *ages* ago and I really need to hop back on the mitten-wagon and finish it up. It’s cold out there!!
That yarn is beautiful & I’m sure that either cowl will look gorgeous in it. I wonder why those points are going sideways…hmm…. hope you can figure the pattern out to your taste!
Beautiful mitten! I love the color of it, too; it shows off the pattern well. Congrats!
those mitts are stunning.
the mittens are great – and that suri alpacky – mmmmm, gorgeous! Hope the lace doesn’t give you too much trouble.
The colours of the two yarns work so well together. Love the laceweight … looks dreamy.
Love the druid mitt. Gorgeous!
oooh….such lovely colours. Those mitts really are calling my name.
The mittens are so beautiful! I agree with you about the points on the cowl, but it is really a lovely pattern…
The mittens are just beautiful!
Love those colors together. The mittens look amazing. I can’t wait to make them, too.
the mittens are beautiful- really amazing Anna! the cowl is exciting, am secretly hoping you going to do the ice queen cowl, i have been admire it for ages… sadly i don’t think my knitting skills are up for that challenge!
I love your mittens, they have beautiful cables.
The mittens are so beautiful! The lace is gorgeous – love the colors. I hope you find the right pattern for it!
where are the patterns for the mittens? I love the pix but want the pattern