Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yarn Along: Road Trip Mitts

It's Wednesday, so I'm joining Ginny's Yarn Along.


I finished the mitts.  I got a ton of knitting done in the car on the ways to and from Vermont, so I'm calling these Road Trip Mitts.  The pattern is called Optimistic Mitts and its a free download off of Ravelry.  The yarn is Malabrigo Twist in Burgandy.


Now onto the new projects.  The moss will be for a Honey Cowl (off of Ravelry.  What would I do without Ravelry?)  And the squash is for (drumroll) my very first sweater!!!!  I'm going to attempt the Francis Revisted Sweater on Ravelry.  (Right now I'm just making a gauge swatch.)


I'm still reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and loving it.  It's dense, like a thick chocolate cheesecake.  The chapters are short, so I only read one or two and then I set it down and digest them.  It's also unclear as to where the story is going - but in a good way.  It's more like a puzzle than a normal novel.  You get pieces of sky and pieces of mountain and pieces of a tree, etc.  And slowly, slowly you put chunks together here and there, but you don't 100% know how they're all going to fit together as a whole.  I can imagine that might be an issue for some people.  I have such faith in the writing, though, that I know it's going to be a wonderful surprise!  (At least, I hope so.)  I'm half way through and I think it's fantastic so far!

11 comments:

pinkundine said...

All of those are such gorgeous colours :) I love the mitts (I have a pair of mitts that saw a lot of action on a particularly long car journey too!)

Natalie said...

I love the "road trip mitts". They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Angela said...

The mitts are great. Yay for road trips, wish I could ride and knit more.

Kerri Warmus said...

I love that sweater pattern and I might just give it a try! Also, added the book to my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

W-S Wanderings said...

Yes, those colours are wonderful. And those mitts are awesome. Sophisticated yet comfy. Perfect.

Swanski said...

Great job on the mittens!! Love the strap detail on the back :)

Cheryl said...

The mittens turned out beautiful. I love the name. I think I'd knit anything with such a positive name!

elflyn said...

The mitts are beautiful!
I am knitting my first sweater for a grown up as well. It can be a little scary but so much fun! I like the pattern you have chosen, can't wait to see your progress and the finished sweater of course!

Lori ann said...

your mitts are lovely and that is an awesome book review.

angelina said...

i LIKE those mitts.

Deb said...

Fabulous Road Trip Mitts & a road trip to Vermont sounds wonderful ♥ We were there in '87 and loved it!
Great book review ~ anything compared to cheese cake has to be good :-)