Wednesday, 24 February 2021

WIP Wednesday: Feather On the Wind Mittens, Sample Two!

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Welcome back to WIP Wednesday, and though the big sample knitting project (still) isn't done, I do have a new WIP to show off!

But first: my knitting and crochet has been slow the last few weeks.  For those who don't know, we lost both our kitties within a week this February. There was a lot of running back and forth with vet appointments, and caring for our old ladies took quite a bit of our time.   

They both, thankfully, were sick only for a short time before they left us.  But it's been hard to get any knitting/crocheting done, and I'm only now finding the emotional energy to really get back into the actual crafting side of this job. 
A crochet tube, worked in the round in Feather Stitch in a deep turquoise yarn.  A stitch maker with the words "Faith" is clipped into the bottom edge of the work.

So, it's time to show you something new. 

This is the second sample that I'm crocheting up for the Feather On The Wind Mittens.   This pattern got accepted into the WeCrochet IDP program, and so, I'm working it up in *WeCrochet's Gloss DK, in the beautiful colourway "Kenai".  

The hook is the same as last time: it's a *5 mm hook from Darn Good Yarn.  This hook is what you get in the first month of the *Darn Good Yarn Subscription Box (which was ever so generously gifted to me by JennyKnits on Twitch;  who sadly, doesn't seem to be streaming any more!) 

And the *"Faith" stitch marker is from *NotionsEmporium (previously known as efficientsense's Etsy shop),  and, I'm reminded once again how much I love their lobster-claw stitch markers for crochet! In this case, it's more a casual round marker, as this pattern spirals, so I don't need a joining slip-stitch in the round. But it works wonderfully to make sure I know where my round begins and ends so I know where to properly split and start working flat for the thumb opening. 

I've been working on these over on Twitch a little bit (speaking of which, I plan to be back to streaming on my normal schedule on Friday.  The last few months have been a scheduling nightmare, it seems!)  They come together quite quickly; which is good, because after these, I have some commission knitting to do! 

With the warmer weather slowly setting in, Fingerless mittens are going to become a wardrobe staple again.  What are you folks working on as the snow (slowly) melts? 

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