Issue 224 Lovely Lace Mitts in Lush
We can all breathe a hearty sigh of relief as our lives go back to normal this week. Is there anything better to ease yourself into 2012 than an instant-gratification project that requires just a touch of mental dexterity (ahem, and only one skein of yarn)? These mitts from Sweaterbabe are just the thing, not to mention they're the perfect showcase for some special vintage buttons.
As an angora junkie, I can't sing the praises of Lush loudly enough. In her inimitable book The Knitter's Book of Yarn, Clara Parkes describes angora as having "a warmth that rivals cashmere and softness that rivals quiviut." Not bad for a fraction of the price. Do yourself a favor and pick some up at your LYS, just to give it a little squeeze. You might be hooked!