I am off to Canada this afternoon. You have no idea how much I wish I did not have to be off to Canada this afternoon. When I agreed to this little trip I did not realize that it is the Friday before Christmas. There is a possibility of breaking my south bound border wait record. Right now the record stands at 3 hours 5 minutes.
To keep things edgy, the car is in the shop. Yesterday it made an awful noise. The noise decreased as it warmed up, but it was still there. Last night, no noise. So Mechanic will look at it this morning. He is aware that I am driving to Canada this afternoon. I hope it makes the noise for him and I hope he can fix it quickly. If not, I will be renting a car.
Now for knitting.
A pair of mitts jumped off the needles.
Seedy Mitts. Like Thuja, only as mitts. The yarn is See Jayne Knit, 100% merino. Very sponging. When winding the yarn it felt like a fat fingering, so I chose size 2 needles. Once I began knitting I was surprised at how thin the yarn felt with each stitch, especially when giving a little tug after a purl stitch. I was certain I would need to begin again with smaller needles. But the spongy nature of the yarn meant that it poofed back up in the final fabric.
I am very happy with them. These mitts will being heading to someone else's house, but I have plenty of yarn left to make a pair to keep.
In anticipation of Christmas Border Crossing 2009, I cast on a new pair of mitts.
More Reading Mitts. The yarn is a 50/50 merino silk blend that I picked up in Minneapolis a few months back.
I love everything about them!