Today my Mum headed down to Toronto, picked me up, and then we made our way to Paris...Paris, Ontario that is! We went to Mary Maxim - which is a giant craft store where I got yarn and fabric - then had lunch and went to a thrift store, and then we drove to Hamilton to go to Fabricland (the one near me is closing, boo). I've got lots of fabric and goodies to show y'all but that will have to wait until it's no longer dark outside and I can take pictures! I did however finish up my "Librarian" mitts last week so I thought I'd share those!
I've been working on a cardigan for the last little bit but with the heat we've been having, the 100% wool yarn, and the fact that the cardi is almost completed, I just could not hold it in my lap anymore with being drenched in sweat after a few minutes since we don't have air conditioning (pretty picture I know)! I put the cardi aside and decided to work on a smaller project that I wanted to have done before the cooler weather hit. Enter Susie's Reading Mitts which I have dubbed the "Librarian Mitts" because I plan on wearing them at work when my hands get cold.
I used Sublime Yarns Organic Merino Wool Dk in colour number 0115 for my mitts and I think they turned out just lovely! I do have one thing to say though, I knew this yarn would work for the pattern because I looked around on Ravelry to see what yarns people had used for these mitts, but in no one's universe is this a DK weight yarn - I would definitely say that it is closer to a heavy worsted and it has even been suggested that it might be an aran weight.
The gloves go almost to my knuckles and then about half way up my arm - they are seriously awesome and I love them! I know I'm crazy for sharing knitted gloves in the middle of summer (although maybe my Aussie friends are enjoying this) but I am in all kinds of like with these; if it weren't so danged hot I'd be wearing these all the time!
Rav'd here: Kaye's Librarian Mitts