Monday, October 12, 2009

It's gone and gotten cold around these parts....

... it's making me think of mittens. Particularly Jamie mittens. I looked at some at the store and the problem is that they seem to be sold in sets with matching hats. He has a goodly number of hats already and needs no more. I just need the mittens. Preferably multiple sets of the same color. He seems to be too young for thumbs, thank dog, because I think knitting a tiny thumb, nevermind persuading him to use it, would be crazymaking.
So I think I'll go through the sack of worsted weight yarn, find a cheerful color, and knit him a bunch of little mittens.

And, thanks to the commenters, I'm also thinking about how I could get some plain wool to run through a dyebath of black walnut hulls. Sigh. I guess I could just place the KnitPicks order today and be done with it, or I could horse around trying to find something at my LYS or at JoAnns - maybe that Lion's Brand stuff?
Like I need more projects this week.

4 comments:

yarndork said...

Somewhere on Ravelry, someone I know dyed yarn using black walnuts. If you're interested, I'll try to re-trace my clicks and find her directions. It may be listed under my favorites. Besides, dying yarn is fun.

=Tamar said...

My mother called those thumbless baby mittens "punkinseeds." The solution for later on when they use their thumbs is to make the kind that are a hand-puppet, with a lower jaw (second mitten top) instead of a thumb. That lower jaw is huge and very easy to put a thumb into. Decorate as you will.

verification word is "humsness"!

meg said...

Punkinseeds? That's a great name! I will have to look into the lower jaw idea; my first attempt looks too small and I'll probably have to rip it out and do it over.

Tiny Tyrant said...

KnitPicks Bare, dooo eettt!