Project #4: Squirrel Mittens
I started these in the fall of 2007 and abandoned it on November 21, 2007.Â How do I know the exact date? It was the date that I IMed with my sister about this project.Â I had intended this to be mittens for Iris.
Obviously, it won’t fit her now.Â She’s been growing like a weed.Â Thankfully, Martin’s family is providing me with lots of little ones that I can give these to.Â I just need to figure out what “year” to put on it.Â My original intent was to put the Iris’ birth year on this, but I think I’ll just put the year that it is finished, so it can be passed between the cousins.Â I’m hoping it will say 2009.Â (At least I’ll have a chance to finish it in the correct century.)
The yarn is hand spun merino.Â I believe at least the dark brown is from Nebo Rock, processed by Morro Bay.Â I was aiming to replicate Koigu. I’ve mostly succeeded.Â The yarn is a bit thicker, but, oh-boy, I think it is much softer and springy-er than Koigu. Yes, it’s that yummy.
Decision: In the queue after the shrug.Â And give it to one of the Woolsey/McDonough kids, just in time for high summer.Â But because they live in the Pacific Northwest, they may need it to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July!
- Circular Shrug: I have 3 more panels left on the edging before I can start the sleeves.Â The project is getting too large for dragging around, so it has been relegated to TV watching project. I think this will be done just in time for the cool summer evenings!
- Anarchist Sweater: Grace has offered to take the project off my hands.