What do we have here? Yarn ! I’m giving away yarn? Nay , I am going to make something with the yarn and give that away !
A pair of Jenjoyce’s Pin-Striped Fingerless Mitts from my first ever written pattern that has been a good success. One of Yarning’s regular commenters suggested at the onset of my mitt mania (last xmas-time), that I might give a pair away (and I heed given advice !) I figure now it’s time to make a special pair from some of my stashed yarns, and start giving out to the kind readers of my blog, some of them who are too shy to post, but just might emerge from the shadows finally… hopefully ~~~ this is my thanks to all of you for all of your encouragement!
Here are two balls of baby alpaca yarn, in two such lovely heathered shades it difficult to explain, but I’ll give it a try. I think of California afternoon in Spring …the sun three-quarters of the way through the bluest of skies, but with some cheery clouds hovering in the distance, rather like in a Vermeer painting … citrus laden lemon trees, fruit trees bursting in blossoms, and aromatic fragrance of yellow roses beginning to bud … as the warm sun quenches a thirst waited for all winter. . . a feeling of aahhhhhh … as you stand bathing in the sun’s gentle rays of the first warm spring day, after a frightfully frosty morning. These colors are beautifully representative of nature, golden honey, leaf green, and baby alpaca soft, more Vernal tones than Autumnal.
The mitts will get knit up into a lovely medium-sized pair (a slightly shorter version of ) the fingerless mitts by *moi* to send off to the ‘winner’ , just in time for those chilly brisk mornings of the second half of March and early April …. or to wait in your glove drawer until next Autumn ( very timely if you are from the Southern Hemisphere !)
Just leave a comment on this post, and as soon as the mitts are knitted up in one week ~ I will draw and announce the winner ! Okay folks, I’m casting on as soon as I post this!
(Note: There are some of you who are making the mitts already in the mitt-along, or who have already been sent a gift of my mitts, but please don’t let that stop you from posting your comment anyway, and joining in on the fun! )