The reaction to the Anemone socks has been incredible. I have been feeling quite overwhelmed by how much you like them… I never expected the pattern to achieve the no.1 “hot now” spot on Ravelry!! Thank you so much for downloading the pattern, and all your super lovely comments about the socks.
Sometimes it is hard to know if a chosen design direction is the right way to go. To receive your affirmation is very reassuring.
I realise that winter is the time when my brain kicks into creative mode, and I have so many ideas for patterns at the moment that my note books are getting quite full! Let us see how many of them reach the light of day!
In the meantime, I thought I’d show you my version of Alice’s Mitts.
Do not worry, the car was parked when I took these pictures. I just thought it might be nice to show the mitts in action!
I used a similar yarn base to Vintage Purls’ sock yarn, a base that was dyed by Alice in the inaugural dye lot for Bleating Art. I love it so much! Such a beautiful gun metal grey with wonderfully even variegation. It seemed fitting to use her yarn for the pattern that she inspired.
I knitted these one repeat longer than shown in the original pattern as I like my mitts to go fully up the sleeve for wind insulation (the cuff is only just out of the picture under my sleeve). I also finished the mitts with slightly less ribbing than I suggested in the pattern. The ribbing measures about 1cm, or half an inch in this version.
It has been coooold this week, and I fully appreciated the bit of warmth around my hands this morning. I also liked how for once, I had a coordinating accessory to go with my clothes!
I leave you with a picture of the latest yummy yarn to arrive in my mailbox to fill the hole in my stash from using the yarn above… (terrible, aren’t I!?)
This is one skein of high twist 100% BFL yarn in the Wild Rice colourway from Doespins. Nom, nom, I wonder how long it will be before I find myself needing to cast on with it!