Monday, April 22, 2013

Craftsy Pick of the Week: Thrummed Mitten Kit

Over the weekend, I began my preparations to make the Warm in Here Thrummed Mittens from Marly Bird's Mittens & Gloves Galore class on Craftsy (you can read my full class review here). This has been in my queue for a while now, and I have to say there have been many days I've wished for thrummed mittens, including last Friday when it was blustery and snowing here in Chicago!

When I worked at Lorna's Laces, I dyed a bunch of Wooltop in various colors to use in needle felting projects...and since they never really happened, I thought this would be the perfect way to put them to good use. Plus, they happen to look pretty good with the yarn I picked out, some pretty multicolored yarn from Knit One Crochet Too.
As you can see, I made a big o' pile of thrums this weekend - over 100, in fact! I hope that's enough, but I still have plenty of leftover fiber if I need to make more. Tonight I'm going to do my gauge swatch and then cast on for my first mitten. I hope I'll see you back here on WIP Wednesday so I can share my progress with you!

If you don't happen to have any fiber in your stash that would be suitable for thrumming, you're in luck: Craftsy put together a handy little kit using hand-dyed fiber and yarn from Lorna's Laces (shown at right) - naturally, it's a pretty sweet deal, too!

Haven't signed up for this Craftsy class yet? No worries, click here for 50% off Mittens & Gloves Galore with my special discounted link!

2 comments:

  1. Your mitts are really cute! I went on a thrummed mitten bender over the winter during giftmas, but I have yet to make myself a pair. I used little tufts of Malibrigo Rasta in lieu of roving. It worked splendidly!

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    1. That's a clever idea, I love Malabrigo Rasta!

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