Friday, November 13, 2009

We were greeted this morning by flurries and a pretty dusting of snow on the ground.  This was part of a larger storm that was supposed to dump a foot or too but ended up passing us by.  According to Billy, this might be the snow, meaning that it might stick!

Luckily, I had just finished a pair of mittens for myself!  This mitten is knitted off a traditional Latvian pattern from the district of Kurzeme (from Lizbeth Upitis' Latvian Mitten book).   I've been working off and on (but mostly off) on these suckers since last winter.  The red stripey yarn came from a store in London.

And another view

On cold mornings I'm so happy to have my French Press cozy to keep my coffee warm.  I made it this summer out of my hand-spun yarn (the brown nubby stuff) and beautiful yarn that Carolyn brought me from France (the blue-green).  It's just a tube that I felted, but the two yarns felted differently, and this is what I ended up with....

A knitting friend commented that it looks like something the Weasleys (from Harry Potter) would have in their house.  I have to agree.


G True said...

Love the mittens. Great!

carolynish mom said...

The mittens are gorgeous gorgeous Jessica!!! Lizbeth U was just passing through town but I think I missed the coffee gathering with her. Had I gone, I would have bragged about you.
The coffee wooly is definitly harry potter hobbitish looking but I'm so glad I could play a part in its history. CR just tried to throw out my decade old gallon of show sheep paste (ideal for washing fleece) but I blocked him, citing you as needing it, in addition to me.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Mittens! and I love the french press cozy. I have wooly french press cozies too. They are wonderful for keeping it warm.

Anonymous said...

I love the vision of the ermine "swimming" perfect!