Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fiddlehead Mittens

The temperature is expected to be in the 90"s here today in Yorba Linda. This is way to hot for April, even for Southern California standards. When Mr. Romance and I went on our photo shoot the other day I said I needed to go somewhere cold to take the photos of the mittens I just finished knitting. Where can you always find it cold? Well in an ice rink, ofcourse. So we headed to Glacial Gardens, where we spent many hours freezing our butts off (literally) while watching our two youngest boys play hockey. Evan still plays on a men's league, when time permits, but Kyle gave up his goalie stick for a water polo ball his last year in high school. 

fiddlehead mittens

I think these mittens are my very most favorite knitting finish of all time. The pattern for Fiddlehead Mittens caught my eye while I was searching on Ravelry. It is so well written and easy to follow. The pattern has lots of photos on Ravelry to get ideas for color combinations. I loved the fact that they also had a knitted lining. This will make them extra warm and I know I will appreciate that warmth next winter when we have a European river boat cruise planned to visit the Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and Hungary.

put a quilt on it tee shirt

I purchased the wool from Jimmy Beans Wool online shop. I couldn't decide if I liked knitting them on DPN's or a circular needle. Both options had their advantages but in the end knitting with a circular needle is almost always easier for me.

fiddlehead mittens

It was open skating time while we were at the rink. There were not many people on the ice so Paul was able to capture some fun photos while I was playing the role of the model.

Berroco ultra alpaca light yarn

All the yarn used was Alpaca, which makes the mittens super soft and squishy. The lining was made using a double strand of Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

rowan kidsilk haze

This last photo was taken outside the rink with an advertisment used as the backdrop. I couldn't resist editing the photo and making it an advertisement for Fiddlehead Mittens. You should try making them. They are super fun and oh so pretty.

And for my boys (Evan and Kyle) might have thrown your hockey gloves on the ice a few's my ode to you using my Fiddlehead Mittens. 

Mitten Stats:
Pattern: Fiddlehead Mittens by Adrian Bizilia
Yarns used: Outer Mittens:
Berroco-Ultra Alpaca Light 4289 Charcoal Mix
                                              4294 Turquoise Mix
                                              42105 Eggplant
                                              4275 Pea Soup Mix
                                              4268 Candied Yam Mix
                                              4234 Cardinal
Lining:Rowan-Kidsilk Haze-597-Jelly
Needles:Knit Picks DPN's 5" Caspian Wood Double Point Needle Set size 3
Addi Turbo Clicks Size US 3-32" circular




Susan Snooks said...

Gorgeous mittens! Great photos! And that T-shirt is pretty special too!

Debbie said...

These are gorgeous and fun photos! And your trip sounds cool!

Heather said...

Absolutely love the mittens, and your entertaining posts! I have two little boys and a husband that still plays hockey - so I spend a lot of time at the rink! And we got snow this morning in the northeast, so I think a pair of fiddleheads are in my future :)