13 June, 2009
A quick discovery!
I made the Green Mountain Spinnery's Turkish Rose mittens on the plane a few weekends ago when we went to my Grandma's memorial service in Dolgeville, NY. (We also go to hang out in Syracuse. Odd place.) Loved the pattern, really love the yarn (Alpaca Elegance-- one skein of each color will make more than a set of size M), and then when it came time to block them, look what I discovered:
The top of Knit Picks' sock blockers are made perfectly for blocking mittens! Tapered at the cuff, gently pointed at the top, made with cut-outs for easy breeziness.
Maybe you all knew that already. It sort of blew my mind. Adios, blocking pins!
(it also felt really great to have a finished project that I bought the yarn & pattern for at MDSW this year. That's 1 month from impulse buy to FO!)
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