This autumn has been one of the most gorgeous in memory here in Minnesota. After a cool start, we’ve had many warm and sunny days. The cool, wet summer may have been worth it, setting us up for intense fall color. When I had the chance to do some colorwork at the Sisu Lost in the Woods retreat up near Ely, MN in late September, I had to follow my muse. My color choice – the gorgeous crimson maples against the autumnal deep blue sky.
The project was Norwegian mittens, led by the talented and prolific Jan Bilden. You got a peak at these a couple of posts ago – here they are in detail. We chose cuffs and mitten backs….
…and we chose mitten palms….
….and mitten thumbs.
I know I’ll be glad of these this winter, both for the warm wool and the warm memories.
P.S. Yarns were Rauma Strikkegarn 3-ply and Kenzie by Hikoo by Skacel. Knit on US 1.5 dpns. Pattern improvised.