just in time

Posted by on February 28, 2011 in knit | 4 comments

We finally had a really good snow storm this past weekend. Luckily, on Saturday morning I finished up a pair of mitts that I had started the previous weekend.

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Here they are being professionally hand-modeled:

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I think you can kind of tell how soft the yarn is, but to give you a better idea, it’s a blend of alpaca, silk, cashmere, and camel. That also makes them toasty warm. I tested them out during my early morning walk with Winston to enjoy the snow before the hordes of tourists arrived to play in it. Yep, my hands were pretty warm.

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Of course, since this is California, when I emailed my boss this morning that I was shoveling the snow from my driveway so I could get to work, he graciously suggested that I just work from home today. It’s especially fun to be snowed in from work when the office is about two miles from the beach. So, since I saved myself a couple hours of driving time today, I was able to quit work at 4:30 and immediately start knitting, so I finished the first of a pair of Paraphanalia socks.

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I think these are going to be super cozy and delicious. The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, which is about the most expensive sock yarn I’ve ever bought, but it’s really lovely. These are pretty thick, and then that beautiful cable makes them even thicker and more cushy. I can’t wait to finish the second one!


  1. Your fingerless mitts are beautiful. I added them to my faves in Ravelry because I do so want to make them! The yarn you used sounds out of this world. Where did you get it? I bet it’s pricey! How much would you say you used?

  2. I want to say that yarn was $13 or $15 a skein? So not cheap, but not outrageously expensive either. I used just a little more than one skein, and I think I might be able to squeeze a small cowl or hat out of what's left of the second. There was a very generous 159 yards in a skein. Here's my Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/heylucy/fallberry-mitts I think they were a pretty affordable luxury :o) 

  3. Those pair of mitts are wonderfully made, I don’t know how to make one for myself and mostly rely too much on shops. You’ve got talent and skills, enjoy that and oh, great snap shots! 🙂

  4. You should launch your own magazine Called “Hey Lucy” I will help you !!

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