The Tale of Two Mittens
Yesterday, I finished two mittens. Unfortunately, they don't match, but they are in the same general color family.
The first is the first mitten I have knit from Eeva Haavisto's Sata kansanomaista kuviokudinmallia. And what I really want for my birthday is that book. Please. I will gladly swap yarn, another book, mittens... Turns out it is scarcer than hens' teeth, even in Finland.
A nice lady in Oakville, Ontario sent me two patterns from the book, and this mitten is pattern 92 of the 100 in the book. I am confused, though, 'cause Ravelry has it in pictures as pattern No. 89. I knit this out of Kauni yarns, a Danish yarn milled in Estonia. The yellow/orange yarn has gradiated yarn color. The color is dyed in the wool prior to spinning. It is a 8/2 two-ply yarn. The turquoise is also a 8/2 Kauni, but a solid color.
In addition, I have finally scanned the Seattle Times Photo of us taken at the Nordic Knitting Conference and published in the October 18, 2010 paper. Here 'tis: