Tuesday, January 16, 2007

SNOW!



Finally, it is winter here. I am not sure that is a good thing, but we did get some lake effect snow. Isn't it pretty? Sucked to dig the car out, but that is NW Indiana for you.

Due to the snow, there was no school here today. Thus, I didn't have to go to work. KNITTING TIME!!!!


Pattern: we don't need no stinking pattern!
Yarn: every bit of a skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky
Needles: size 7 DPNs (I like a tight gage on my mittens

I love these mittens. They are made to be warm. Mittens are warmer than gloves because it is actually the warm air around your hand that keeps it warm, not the wool. The wool insulates the air. So, the trick is to keep the air in, hence the tight gage. I also did 3 inches of 2x2 rib so the mitten would fit snugly around my wrist, keeping the warm air in and the cold air out. In additon, wool will insulate even when wet, so it is a wonderful choice for mittens.

It is a short post, but I just posted two days ago!

Happy Knitting!

3 comments:

SalemRose said...

Okay, I want to make a pair of mittens now! I love that you took a picture of them resting on the snow. Pretty!

GaiaGal said...

Oooh, pretty snow and pretty mittens!

I want snow!! :(

~Suz~

Operakatz said...

Wahhh I need a snow-knitting day! We've only had the teeniest of dustings...Love the mittens...need mittens...