Friday, June 27, 2014

FO Friday: Colorwork Mitts Are Done!

I confess, weaving in the ends on a finished project is one of those tasks I tend to procrastinate. It seems like I have to get in the exact right mood, and to do so, I need to spend about a week psyching myself up for a session of finishing work.
What's strange is that I kind of enjoy it....once I finally get started, that is! So why do I always put it off the next time I have a project with a lot of ends to weave in?! I really don't know! 
At any rate, I have totally finished and blocked my Faux Fair Isle Mittens, which were a class project from Marly Bird's excellent Mittens & Gloves Galore Craftsy class (click here for my review and 50% off your class signup!). I absolutely LOVE how these turned out! 
I ended up stash-diving to use a skein of Lorna's Laces sock yarn I'd custom dyed as the main color (the top and bottom skein pictured above), then various leftover bits of sock yarn to simulate the long color repeats of the yarn that was specified in the pattern (Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace). While that created a lot more ends to weave in, the end result is pretty stunning, I think! 
The contrasting yarns and colors are, from top to bottom on the mitten: hand-dyed MCN gifted to me by a friend (I believe she sold some skeins under the name Black Toad Dyeworks), Louet Gems Fingering in Sunset, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Island Blue, Baah La Jolla in Tequila Lime, and Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Lemon Curd.

Don't forget to enter my Gleener Cleaner Giveaway - I'll be announcing the winner this coming Monday, June 30!

Have a crafty weekend!

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