Friday, December 02, 2005

Mittens knit from the wool of our Finnsheep


Mittens are a great way to try out color blended batts. I dyed some of our Finnsheep's wool in shades of green and blue/purple. Then I carded the bats so that one side was the blue/purple color and the other side, green. I folded them in half and then pulled off strips of the batt so that both colors were in each strip. Then I spun and plied and started knitting! Mittens are addictive. The tiny ones didn't take much time at all. They are for my youngest grandson.

6 Comments:

Blogger cyndy said...

The mittens look beautiful! The colors show up nicely in the photo...thanks for describing how you spun such nice yarn!

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Blogger Rose said...

Wow... love the mittens. I love Finn it's one of my favorite fibers to spin. I have a lovely brown that hasn't told me yet what it wasnt to be - but I'm thinking a cozy cardi. I have a ram's fleece on order in white for the spring and I can't wait.

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Blogger Judy said...

Grace I absolutely love the color of mittens. I think mittens are addictive too. They rank right up there with socks.

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