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Cranford Mitts

They are complete…

The thumb construction is deviously clever – instead of increasing to make the extra stitches you just stop decreasing within the pattern.  These are a gift for someone, but I think I’ll make another pair for me!

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p/hopping with Cranfords

If the title makes no sense, read on…  ‘p/hopping’ was new to me, but is a simple enough idea – you give money (p is for pennies) for the hours of pleasure that you get from something knitting-related.  p/hop acts as an official knitting fundraiser for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/ Doctors Without Borders.  You can donate just because it’s a good cause, or you can donate as much as you want to in return for using one of the many patterns available on the p/hop website:  www.p-hop.co.uk.

During November, a knit-a-long is taking place using the Cranford Mitts pattern.  I was planning to use some of the tealicious yarn I spun from one of the many batts I’d created, but I want some purple contrast yarn for the cuffs and I haven’t quite got round to that yet.  Instead, I decided to use some lovely sparkly yarn in shades of pink that I made back in the summer using fibre from http://www.etsy.com/shop/FeltStudioUK – it was one of the nicest bits of fibre I’ve ever had the pleasure of spinning.  So far, so good: