Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Liken' Those Mittens

I love knitting mittens. This is the first pair I've made from Malabrigo merino wool in Purple Mystery. Talk about yummy yarn. I just want to roll around in this. I tend not to follow trends, but now I know why so many people seem ga-ga over Malabrigo. And oh how it kept my hands warm when I cleaned off the car yesterday.

Being on the large side, it can take a long time to knit something for me to wear. So I've been knitting Snugabooties for that almost-instant gratification. The same goes for mittens. It's taking me longer to knit a hat than it did to knit mittens. Of course many of my friends and family are getting mittens for the holidays!