NaKniMitMo pt. 5: Friends of the Forest

It's funny: back when I didn't know how to knit a million (ok, five) years ago, I remember watching Heather turn out a pair of fingerless mittens, saying "Oh wow, I could never do that." She assured me that it was easy, but I still didn't believe her. One night about a year after that, after a few glasses of wine, I picked up the needles and the crappy acrylic yarn that had somehow been travelling with me for quite some time (I've never been all that sure as to why, really,) and started to teach myself to knit. As for the rest...well.

All those pixels spilt to lead up to telling you that I finished these yesterday:These are the Friends of the Forest fingerless mittens (Ravelled) and I am just in love with them. They just seem so incredibly ladylike to me, with their lacy picot cuffs.

The yarn is an errant skein of Silky Wool in Verdigris that has been languishing in the stash for quite some time, and I'm pleased that I was finally able to put it to (a very pretty) use. The hand of the yarn is just beautiful; I love the slubby, nubby, raw-silkiness of the finished fabric; how the wool and silk components have taken the dye differently, resulting in a lovely mottled effect. The only problem with this yarn is that working with it merely makes me want to acquire more (in golds and greys and bronzes, please.)

Also:

Reading: Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
Listening: Air -- Love 2

12 comments:

Thea said...

I think the color really compliments the ladylikeness of them. Doesn't sound to me like acquiring more of the yarn would be such a bad thing.

knitterbeader said...

What beautiful mitts! I might just have to add this to my queue (along with the gazillion others!). Color is beautiful.

Claudi said...

Wow,wow,wow! So wonderful!

sue said...

They look gorgeous. No wonder you want some more yarn in different colors as it looks as though it knits up beautifully.

Heather G. said...

It's good to see the Silky Wool love...

Ariane said...

So delicate!

RosalĂ­a said...

Nice, so nice. I need start to do a mittens like yours.
Rosalias

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Absolutely beautiful and this is one of my favorite yarns !

Karen said...

That's my favorite color--and I think it suits the gloves perfectly. Great job!

JelliDonut said...

Gorgeous! I feel the urge to dig through my stash for something appropriate...

Kristina Dimitrijevic said...

The gloves are wonderful, you did a great job on them! I think I might have to make a pair as well.

Linda said...

How pretty and what a lovely color. Now I have to add this patter to my list of thinks to knit.