My first wool news is about some beautiful mittens. These were a gift from my aunt and uncle (Kath's parents). They have just returned from a trip to Norway and Finland, and knowing how much I love all things wool they got these for me when they were there. Aren't these amazing? They're almost enough to make me feel excited for winter's arrival.
The other wool item is a jacket I knit for Lucy. Pictures of her actually wearing it will have to wait until next time I see her. I had asked Diana what she would like me to knit for Lucy for this fall/winter and this is the pattern she chose.
It's funny because I would never have chosen this pattern myself, if for no other reason than it was knit in parts, which meant having to sew things together at the end. But I surprised myself. I quite liked knitting it, and am really happy with the end result. (I still didn't like sewing the bits together, and I won't be showing any close-ups of the seams.)
This was my first time knitting with Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted, and I have to say I think this might replace Cascade 220 as my go to superwash yarn. The jacket has been washed and blocked, and it held up nicely.
I have one hour before our unexpected guest arrive, so I need to run. Thank you everyone for all your kind comments on my blog post about my mom's visit, and welcome to all my new followers. Stay tuned for a big announcement next week here at North of 49!