Baa-ble Mittens and Earl Grey Hat
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
I thought I better share a few knitting finishes before it gets too warm, especially since these photos were taken in the snow! These projects were finished at the end of December and early January.
First up, my Baa-ble Mittens! This was my road trip project for our holiday travels. We spend a lot of time in the car when we go home to Ohio and Maryland. It's nice to have a project I save just for the car to help make it a little more enjoyable. In 2015, my holiday road trip project was a Baa-ble Hat (see it here). In late 2016, Donna Smith released a pattern for a matching cowl and mittens to match her popular Baa-ble Hat pattern. Of course I had to make the mittens!
These were so fun to knit. I love colorwork, and it's perfect for the road. Nice and interesting, and it keeps my mind occupied. Since they're knit in worsted weight, they knit up really fast. I used the same yarns as my hat, and I love that now I have a matching set.
Next up is my Earl Grey Hat. I used this pattern for my Mom's Christmas hat, and decided I wanted one too. I had a lonely skein of Aran weight yarn that I needed to use up, so it was a win-win. This was my second cabled project, and it was fun!