February 12, 2010
once upon a winter 2007, or thereabouts, I set out to knit eunny jang's anemoi mittens. some knitter gauge error occurred, and one mitten turned out smaller than the other. I decided a solution might be to felt the larger mitten and shrink it down a bit to match the other one.
as you might suspect, it was an ill-fated plan. the mitten didn't shrink, but the colors bled and now the white areas looked vaguely tea-stained. only on that one mitten. fail. I called it a day tossed them into the box of winter accessories.
cut to the present. my current mittens are out of commission due to a growing hole in the thumb. I grabbed the anemoi's, and they finally see some time outside.
I was pleasantly surprised to find they are super warm. I must be the last one on the boat of fair-isle hand wear fans. for anyone out there who hasn't got the memo: fair isle mittens = the ultimate in winter hand comfort. (also, handspun = awesome)
turns out the difference in sizes doesn't bother me. alas, they were still different colors.
nothing a little dye can't fix.
hello, navyblack mittens.