Thursday, February 14, 2013

BO, CO

(That's "bind off, cast on" for you non-knitters!)
I finished the navy fingerless mitts last night, and they are drying as I type. Soon they will be winging their way to merry old England to keep Carolyn's hands warm – taking that navy yarn almost full circle. That's a global economy for you. Jamieson's Shetland Double Knitting was grown and spun on Shetland, knit into mitts by a small-time breeder of Shetland sheep in Oregon, and are bound for a new blogpal in England!

So, one Grow Your Blog Party giveaway down, one to go:

Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope you treat yourself to something special; you know best what you like. ;-)  Me, I started my day off right with a ride on my big red goober! (It helps make up for my annual 'poke, probe and press' exams later today.) :-/

That's it for now from . . .

21 comments:

Carolyn Phillips said...

I am rather excited, those look lovely and it is still cold here, we had snow this week so they will be handy for some yet this winter.

Rose Fern said...

They look great and warm!

Susan said...

They look wonderful - I have GOT to get with the two at a time thing. Horse time does make everything seem almost tolerable, doesn't it?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They are lovely and I know that they will be warm!! I've thought about getting a pair - but it doesn't get cold enough here for long enough!! You did a nice job on them!!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Boulderneigh sounds amazingly like boule de neige! Glas I stumbled on your blog, love the banner and background!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Kelly said...

Another great job Michelle. I am starting on the hat that I had in my give away next. I had to get more spinning done so I'd have enough yarn!!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Very nice and look very warm!

C-ingspots said...

Love the fingerless mitts! Such a pretty blue too. Glad you got to ride Fancy Pants Lance, but not sure if it makes up for the annual probing appointment...yeck! Mine's coming up really soon too, oh joy. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Got any special plans?
You know my day's already been wonderful! :)

Michelle said...

I plan to mail them tomorrow, Carolyn!

Michelle said...

Thank-you; I think they will be toasty.

Michelle said...

TAAT is the ONLY way to go for pairs of things, Susan. And yes, a good ride makes the whole world rosy!

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Michelle said...

Welcome, Noelle! Where is boule de neige?

Michelle said...

Spinning? I think I vaguely remember how to do that.... ;-)

Michelle said...

Thank-you, LaLa!

Michelle said...

Thank-you, Suzan. What about a pair in a cotton-blend yarn? That might be nice, but not TOO warm.

Michelle said...

My camera actually makes the mitts look more vibrant than the true navy they are, Lorie.

No special plans, but we have the weekend to ourselves!

Congrats on the new horse!

Tiggeriffic said...

Those blue fingerless gloves are so pretty.. I made a pair for our mail lady to wear and she was so happy. I also bought her some hand warmers to put in her gloves to keep her hands warm..She said "She just loves it when I treat her with something ".. I try and do something for her once a month.. It's been so cold this winter, can imagine how cold it can be driving around with one's window down all the time..
Have a great Valentine's Day....ta ta for now from Iowa:)

The Sage Butterfly said...

Those are beautiful! I have not tried knitting mittens, but you are inspiring me to try. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

those are going to be so warm and well loved!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Michele, boule de neige is boulderneigh's phonetic French translation and means snowball of course! I thought your blog name striking considering the beautiful yarns available these days!
All the best,