Progress on my new sweater is continuing – at a very satisfying pace, thanks to my break from school this week. (I feel like I am too old to call it “spring break,” but that’s totally what it is. Bring on the Arrested Development jokes)
I wanted to blog these mitts, though. I’ve been wearing them a lot this week, and I wanted to make sure I got some pictures up before they got too worn and fuzzy-looking.
These are the Andrea’s Mitts () I started in February. They languished on my craft table for an embarrassing while with only one thumb left to do, but once the weather started warming up, I wanted them finished so I could wear them. And man, am I wearing these a lot.
The main colour is 100% alpaca, and the contrasting stripes are alpaca-silk, which means that they are totally fuzzy and soft and warm, but also have a bit of a tendency to stretch out. That actually works perfectly with this pattern, which I wish I could say I planned on. The lace around the cuff turns out tight – much more than I expected, even though the pattern says that the cuff is pretty tight – which keeps them snug on my upper arms much better than ribbing ever would.
Plus, I feel like a pretty pretty princess when I wear them around.