In Memorium

Maybe it’s a good thing I don’t have my camera. Because it would break your heart to see what these darlings look like now:


Going by my newfound yarn knowledge from Ms. Parks as well as my spinning studies, I chose the wrong yarn for the project.

They were knit from a loosly spun, woolen spun, two-ply shetland. A lovely yarn for a tam or a sweater. Not a yarn to hold up to keys, car seats, door handles and kids. I tried to darn, but where I closed up one hole another emerged. I counted seven at last count, and the tip of the right mitten has all but disappeared.

Although I want to replace the pair, I need mittens fast. It’s still freezing here in Minnesota (although today was much better) and I don’t have the time for another fair isle project.

The replacement?

EZ mitered mittens from Knitters Almanac, in some very sturdy blue Peace Fleece. Let’s see what that car seat strap does to these babies.



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9 responses to “In Memorium

  1. So sorry to hear about the demise of those mittens! I look forward to seeing their successors!

    (Do you think a hemp yarn would be sturdy enough to resist the car seat strap?)

  2. Damn…having finished mine not all that long ago, you have my sympathy. Mine keep getting caught on stuff too, which makes me cringe every time it happens. They are also a little dirty, but otherwise hanging in there.

  3. Woe! 😦 But that’s good for me to keep in mind, as I prepare to knit some mittens to replace my polar fleece mitten liners.

  4. I hate it when beautiful knitting gets destroyed. My sympathies.

    On the other hand I just have to laugh at you. When the Creep and I went out this morning Google said that it was -11 degrees.

    That might not qualify as “much better” to many people ‘cept us Minnesotans.

  5. Sigh…they were beautiful! But knitting some new ones with Peace Fleece yarn (one of my faves)? All better, I say. Can’t wait to see the finished objects!
    FYI, I left a response to your request on my blog…good shopping, I tell ya!

  6. What a shame, they were such lovely mittens.

    It was so nice to see you last night, I still have a big smile when I recall our conversation. 😀

  7. Oh, that’s too bad! Still, they are super lovely!!

  8. RIP – Sorry about the mittens. I’ve made a few pair of mitered mittens and they’ve kept my hands nice and cozy.

  9. Ooooo…my condolences! They were gorgeous…

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