Modeling my first-ever pair of mittens — and thrummed ones, no less — is the mysterious Mdd. This particular pair will be under the Christmas tree with Ai’s name on them, but Mdd has requested her own pair, and I’m sure that Kate would appreciate some, too. This pair was made with Plymouth Galway yarn, using Yarn Harlot’s extremely entertaining directions (scroll down for Thrum-along Day One). Those are some pretty fat thrums, huh? For the next pair, at least, I’ll be trying the two-needle pattern that Norma used. I might have enough Corriedale for another pair, but will definitely need more if I’m to make two.
St. Brigid came out of the knitting bag for a while last night! She’s all packed up for a weekend road trip to southern Wisconsin. My sister, formerly of Kansas, has moved back into the cabin she lived in nine years ago and wants me to help her “decorate.” She wants it to look and feel different in some way. This will be a bit of a challenge, since it’s a small, one-room cabin and the options for furniture arrangement are somewhat limited. It’s nice and cozy, but rustic — wood heat and no indoor plumbing. The chamber pot is my friend.