Fingerless Mittens

Designing is not easy.  I am still adjusting the width of the mittens.  My customer choose black yarn in fingering weight and I am doing a ribbing for a simple pattern approach.  I was going to go for a 4×2 but I am thinking of a 2×2 since the yarn is rather stretchy.  I haven’t even got to the request of knitting stitches for the thumb and index finger while the other fingers will be in a single opening.  I know that work hours have been very long the past few days which is contributing to my creative juices.  Plugging a way though and I am confident that I can get it done.

Taught my spinning class which was fun (even though I left my supplies at home).  We used drop spindles and a PVC spinning wheel.  We are going to have a 2nd class this coming week so that everyone can try my Louet wheel and different spindles.  I made a couple of rows of weaving on a table top loom.  So cool – I can definately see weaving in my future perhaps in 2012.  I still get the most passion and relaxation from my spinning wheel.  I am definately going to Estes Park this year and the Alpaca Festival this spring.  Shearing day is on Mother’s day again at ATAR ranch and I will be skirting fleeces again.  I am to old to be on the barn floor gathering fiber but love this community event.  I look forward to it every year.

I’m in the beginnings stages of looking into owning alpacas.  We shall see what the future holds.  Well back to the designing the gloves – wish me luck!

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