While you all may be thinking I left the knitting world and jumped to basketball……wrong……I have been having my own little March “knitting” madness going on.
I have been knitting mittens, yes, I know in March! I should be finishing my last warm sweater….did not happen, or perhaps planning and starting spring things…..did not happen. Instead I knit seven pairs of mittens!
Ok, so there was a perfect reason. They were for a fundraiser for Bainbridge Chorale. I sing in the Chorale and last year I knit a beautiful shawl for the fundraiser. This year I was trying to figure out what to knit when one of the Chorale members said “I really love those mittens you have on….I would bid on them at auction”. I replied “In March?” She replied, “It is still cool in March and April, plus nobody can turn down a chance to buy a pretty had knitted mitt.”
So….you know me by now. I just could not do one pair of mittens. I hatched a plan….a great stash busting plan…..I would knit a “basket of mittens”….One for every day of the week or every occasion.
And so the crazyness began….
Loop de Loop Mittens, the ones that started the madness. This is a Churchmouse Yarns and Teas shop pattern. Knit in Plymouth Yarn Mushishi.
Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts, free on Ravelry. Knit in Patons Lace Sequin.
Strappy Stella Gloves, free on Ravelry. Knit in Blackstone Tweed
Seeta Fingerless Gloves, free on Ravelry. Knit in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere
Lace Back Fingerless Gloves. A Churchmouse Yarns and Teas pattern. Knit in Madeline Tosh Sock and beaded.
Welted Fingerless Gloves. A Churchmouse Yarns and Teas pattern. Knit in Mano del Urguguay Silk blend with velvet buttons
And finally Team Spirit, my personal pattern. A flip top mitten knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca, I will be releasing the pattern early fall.
Here is the basket all wrapped and ready for Auction.
Last weekend it snowed. It was the weekend of the auction. Good news for the bidding on the mittens. This weekend it will be almost 70 degrees here. Bad news for the new owner of the mittens.
Now I am ready to knit….anything BUT Mittens!!!