i finished these a little over a month ago, and had been too busy to photograph and post them. but now i did it. here they are, the mittens of anemoi!
pattern: eunny jang’s anemoi mittens
yarn: opal uni in something obnoxiously green and fortissima socka yarn solid in cream-ish (i should work harder on saving ball bands for this moment…)
needles: addi turbo 3.00 mm
date started: sometime in december, then december again, then january 2007
date finished: february 4, 2007, taken off the blocking board at 6 am on february 5 so as to be worn during my february trip to washington.
notes: oy to the vey, people. the pattern was flawless (except i don’t like eunny’s direction during the italian tubular cast-on to do k1tbl, swyif during the set-up rows… it gives a twisty look to the yarn, and not the smooth, classic tubular cast-on). this being my first colorwork project, i didn’t mind the starting and restarting. however when i was doing the second mitten, i wish i had tried it on periodically as it wound up WAY GIANTER than the first mitten. do you see?
if you can’t see there, look at this:
right mitten (first mitten) 10.5 stitches per inch
left mitten (second) 9 stitches per inch.
so, it’s way bigger and looser and not nearly as warm as the first mitten. i may frog and reknit this mitten on my brittany birch 2.75mm dpns, if i’m feeling up to tackling colorwork on dpns. maybe… we’ll see… in the meantime, they do what they oughta…