Monday, January 07, 2008

The Wintergreen Mittens are done:

Oh how I loved everything about this project (once I got the hang of the two-color twisted stitches)! I loved learning a new technique, and I loved this ding-dang yarn.

Last year, Annie and I were looking at the Rowan color card for Scottish Tweed at the store, and a favorite customer (who happens to be from the Hebrides) came in. She pointed at a color named 'Machair' and said, "Oh, that's near my home town." I said, "Oh, you're from MACK-AIR? [feeble attempt at true Gaelic pronounciation]" and she said, "It's pronounced 'Murrraaaggghhh....' [suddenly evoking mist and waves breaking over the rocky Hebridean coastline]" Annie and I were struck dumb with awe. We still talk about it. We toy with the idea of asking her to read the color card to us every time she comes in, in the manner of a soothing bedtime story, but figure it might creep her out.

Now here's a soothing image. This is Nuts enjoying his first fire:

4 Comments:

Anonymous Suzanne said...

I love those mittens! Now where didi you put the pattern link?

7:54 AM  
Anonymous diana said...

suzanne - here is link: http://www.kategilbert.com/blog/archives/2007/11/wintergreen.html or you can do a pattern search on ravelry - go now and make some!!!

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

Nuts is a fine cat. And I'll bet he sat by that fire gazing into it for three, maybe four seconds. Great picture.

10:44 AM  
Blogger diana said...

gg - believe it or not, he stared at it for a looonnnnnnnggggg time. For him.

12:04 PM  

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