Saturday, January 13, 2007

on my needles

I often have a couple of projects going at once, but at the moment, I am unusually focused. I am working on a pair of mittens for my husband, whom I shall call J. He has a steadily worsening case of Raynaud's syndrome, and he needs something warm and woolly for his hands.

The yarn is Paton's merino, fairly inexpensive and widely available. I've made mittens from it before and it is really warm. I chose black because J, like most men, is pretty boring when it comes to color choices.

There isn't really a pattern; I'm just kind of knitting them as I go. Ribbed at the wrist then plain stockinette, they really couldn't get much simpler. Hopefully I'll get to do more interesting things later!