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Honey and Pearls

February 28, 2012

My mother-in-law gave me this yarn for Christmas this past year, isn’t is beautiful? It is Madelinetosh Superwash Merino DK in the Byzantine colorway. No one dyes yarn like Madelinetosh, amazing. She actually suggested the Honey Cowl pattern too, so I cast on and whipped that up in no time. I decided to make a shorter version so that I would have enough yarn for a pair of mittens too. I’ve been wearing the cowl for a couple months now; it’s so warm and cozy.

I really liked how the bumpy-ness of the stitch pattern makes the color variations in the yarn pop, so I knew I wanted my mittens to have a bumpy stitch too. When I spotted this pattern, called Pearls, I was ready to go. What I didn’t realize is that I hat doing seed stitch (or 1X1 ribbing) on double pointed needles. It’s terrible… So I forced my way through the first mitten and really liked the way it turned out. I couldn’t bring myself to start the second mitten though. So I worked on other projects for a while, until I forgot how terrible the seed stitch was. Finally, I decided to suck it up so I could wear these mittens at least a few times before spring. It wasn’t so bad the second time around!

I wore these mittens out for a walk the around town the other night and they were as cosy as can be! We hadn’t been on a walk around town in so long. I sometimes forget how quaint and pretty Bethlehem is in the winter. It was so nice!

See my projects on Ravelry: Honeycomb Cowl and Pearl Mittens.

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