Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mitt Romney? My vote is for Mitt Alpaca.

I hope I haven't offended anyone.  Truth is, I'm probably one of the least political people you're ever likely to meet.  But seriously, if your first name is synonymous with a type of hand covering and your  last name is a breed of sheep, you have to be ready to have a few knitters and spinners poke fun at you.

Anyhoooo . . . I made another pair of mitts.


And this pair is the best.  I call them Fuzzikins.  Because they're so fuzzy.  And so soft.  Too bad it's going to be 70 degrees here for the next few days.

These guys are made from Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri.  I picked up two balls of this stuff last week when Alicia and I visited Nina, and I'm so glad I did.  It's like knitting with a cloud.  I'm so in love with this yarn.

Look how fuzzy!

After I finished these on Sunday night, I spent some time just petting them.  This color is called "Toasted Marshmallow."  I also got a ball of "Agua."

Look at the little alpaca face!

And then I got really crazy and bought 3 more balls off another Raveler's destash!  I'm going to make a little sweater . . .

Eventually it will get cold, right?

I did buy the print pattern for these mitts, because it was there and I was too lazy to figure it out.  I'd say this pair only took a half ball, so although the yarn is on the expensive side (I paid $14.50), for 2 pairs, or a pair and a small cowl, I think it's reasonable.  They would make a great gift.  I did end up adding length to the palm and the thumb, because my hands are on the larger side.  Even so, each mitt only took about an hour - another reason they'd make a great gift!

13 comments:

  1. I love them! I also bought 2 skeins in a white color from Nina over the summer.

    I need a project where I'll use the full 2 skins... Did you use 2 for your Mitt Romney's? heh

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    1. I only used a half skein for these, but 2 full skeins would be great for Kim Hargreaves' Aura scarf!

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  2. I love your description of the yarn Gail, a cloud is a wonderful adjective to use with what looks like the softest yarn ever!
    I cast on a small pair of mittens last night for Emerson and am just hopeing they fit. I am using the pattern from Taproot Magazine, but using a different yarn; I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  3. Haha... I didn't know Romney was a type of sheep until this post. :-) I'm not sure how great of a gift these would make, so I think we should test it. Do you need my mailing address?

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  4. What a fun blue that is! And your lovely mitts look divinely soft...sigh.

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  5. How nice! That yarn looks SO cozy and cuddly! And "Toasted Marshmallow"?! Now I'm hungry! Mitt Alpaca, you get my vote every time!

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  6. Heehee, I never get tired of that joke, but then again it is exactly my kind of humor. The mittens look so nice and warm! I truly hope you get to wear them out soon! I especially like the texture of the mitts, they just look so wonderful and one of a kind.

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    1. I couldn't help myself. I promise I'm done now!

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  7. I want to knit a pillow cover out of alpaca! It's hands down my favorite fiber to pet.

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  8. Sounds like a delicious yarn! I'd vote for Mitt Alpaca any day lol!

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  9. I love this joke too, it's great to have such a surname :)
    Your mitts look so soft!! Blue Sky Alpacas have the most wonderful alpaca yarn, a bit expensive but totally decadent

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