Monday, May 28, 2012

KAL Mitts

Last week I commented on my lack of knitting projects in progress. Over the weekend I set out to remedy that situation.  You know that feeling when a project sneaks up on you?  You look at a project, consider it, agree that it could be fun and entertaining and then move on to something else.  Later the project crosses your radar again, and you're smitten with it.

That was my experience over the weekend.  I chat with Elisabeth Marino and knew about her Rhinebeck Mitten KAL (Ravelry link).  I checked out the KAL when it first started but hadn't given it much thought.  I don't know what possessed me, but over the weekend I decided to visit the KAL again.  

Mittens with cables - right up my alley.  Over the course of an afternoon I cast on and worked the first two clues.  Now I have to wait for the next clue to be released, but that's OK.  I still need to start a sock.

We're reaping the benefits of a holiday weekend here so I decided to do a little baking.  I'm trying to make a seasonal shift in what we eat, but I'm slow to make the transition.  So far all I've been able to muster is salad and rhubarb.  

By itself rhubarb doesn't have much color, but add strawberries and you get a pretty pink.  I was surprised to find any cobbler left this morning.  I guess the kids were thinking of my breakfast.


Elisabeth Marino said...

Beautiful! I love the color, and as you know, I love your yarns. Thanks for the post! I'm linking your post and blog to mine to introduce you to those who may not know you yet. :)

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I spy a Jennie the Potter mug!
Going to check out the Rhinebeck KAL - even though it's coming up on summer, I'm going to need a new pair of mittens this fall.

Stephanie/DirtyWaterDyeWorks said...

Good eye! Yes, that is a Jennie the Potter mug - one of my favorites.

Mittens are a good knitting project for summer - small and portable. And you can always use another pair of mittens.