Saturday, December 08, 2007
Instant Mittens Embellished
They are called Instant Mittens, and I whipped them up and embroidered one in a flash last March I believe. It took until today to finish the embroidery on the right hand one. I get "Second Sock Syndrome" bad. In this case "Second Mitten Embroidery Syndrome". To avoid it I've invested in a couple of sets of needles in the same sizes so I can begin both of a pair of anything, at the same time. That embroidery though....I like it in bursts. I know now, I'd better finish it in one fell swoop, or it will languish for months, allowing me to lose the decorative yarn in the meantime.
The Instant Mitten pattern calls for 2 strands of yarn, but in this case I used one strand of Brown Sheep Chunky. I embroidered with 2ply jumper-weight shetland wool. After all this time I'm so pleased with the result, I might try and squeeze in another pair before Christmas. And I'll do the decorating in one sitting. I hope!