Sunday, February 01, 2009

Arctic Blast Mitts

Spoiler alert: if you are in the Single Skein Club you might want to look away!

Of course, I'd rather you stayed a minute. I'd like to show off some armwarmers I made, even though the pattern is in limited release at the mo.

Backstory: December 2008, Portland. A snow storm hit our town hard. Some called it Snowpocalypse. It was offically named Arctic Blast. So too are these fingerless gloves I was knitting at the time.

Arctic Blast Mitts

(Thanks to Vivian Harbert for being such a fun hand model!)

This is a pattern I wrote for the Single Skein Club for Twisted Yarn Shop in Portland, OR. It will be available to the public after Feb 1st, 2010.

Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino (50% Silk, 50% Merino; 50 grams,150 yards/137 m) 1 skein

Arctic Blast Mitts

Some people live in towns that expect two feet of snow. These towns have snow plows and salt and intrepid spirits that function despite the challenges.

I live in a town that panicked. We had some plowing of the major streets, with sand instead of salt. But if you didn't have chains, you weren't driving anywhere.

I did what I had to do... I stayed at home with some hot tea, bad movies, and knit some armwarmers. And now I get to brag that I officially survived the Arctic Blast of Ought Eight.

5 comments:

Tracy said...

ooh, those are so pretty! i've been wanting to knit a pair of white fingerless gloves, they always look so classy and elegant.

pdxknitterati said...

I love them! And I love the yarn y'all chose for them, too. Picked up my kit this afternoon. Sweet!

brook said...

i love those!! i missed the arctic blast by two days..... i was so hoping to get snowed in a do some knitting while a snow storm was happening..... :)

cousin dani! said...

i love those!!!
i really need to work on my knitting!

T.M. said...

Very pretty. Sorry about the artic blast. We had 8" of stupid snow and ice last week and sub-zero weather and 7" more of the stupid stuff yesterday. Certainly is conducive to alot of knitting...and hot tea!