Another polar vortex is upon us. I’m not quite sure what makes it a polar vortex, but my weather app assured me it’s stupid cold out, so I’ll drink the kool-aid and be all affronted that it’s so cold 😉
I’ve been limping my way through this winter wearing a cheap pair of fleece mitts. Considering I have to be out at least twice a day in the howling winds of these numerous polar vortexes doing my mothering bus meeting duty, It baffles me why I didn’t fix this situation earlier. Not to mention the hours upon hours I’ve spent in hockey arenas this winter! My poor cold fingers.
I decided last night watching the weather forecast on the news that it was time to get going on my thrummed mitts. I’ve been sitting on the wool all winter, and since my long cord is now free (cancan! She is done! I can’t wait to show her off on Friday!) , I had no more reasons to wait.
Isn’t that purple magical? I feel like I should embroider some unicorns on these puppies, haha!
I’m following Tanis’ thrummed mitts pattern, a free pattern off ravelry. It’s the same pattern I used for the husband’s Christmas mitts. I’m using TFA green label Aran wool, in a OOAK colour at I scored on an etsy update in the fall. I thought the darker colours would be perfect for mitts, hide the dirt and all ;). The thrumming is from divinity fibers on etsy, a great artist out of Montreal. It’s some gorgeous merino!
I’m making these as stuffed as possible. I bought a whole bunch of thrumming so these mitts are going to resemble sausages when I’m done! I can’t wait 🙂
Linking up with Tami!