Whenever a vacation comes along, whether it is a long weekend, or two weeks away, I immediately plan what to bring to knit and read. What to read will be another post, today is for knitting.
Now y'all know I have not been knitting with the same furor as in years past, but I still like to have a project going. Especially something small that does not require too much concentration.
Enter the Blooming Twill Mittens Knitkit from Morehouse Farms. A few years back I knit their Dragon Scarf, I actually knit two of them. The first scarf was one of their kits, a nice dragony green for Youngest Son. The second scarf was for Oldest Daughter. I used the pattern from the kit and my own deep red yarn.
I just love kits. Maybe that is part of why I enjoy yarn clubs so much.
This kit comes with enough yarn to make the mittens, felt squares to make the flowers, beads for the centers, the pattern, and a template for the flowers. These flowers are going to be MUCH easier to make than the last ones.
I added some needles to the bag and the whole thing is ready to be tossed in my suitcase. The beads are plastic pony beads that I will probably replace. Maybe with beads found while on vacation?
In the past I probably would have brought three projects to keep me entertained for ten days, Now, one nice pair of mittens seems about right.