i wrote that i gifted my kick ass red mitties to the boy's teacher, and i dug out the new yarn that i wanted to make my mitties with! to wit:
this is queensland collection leche, in luscious red and mint. yarn is so soft and luxurious, but winding it on the ball winder was a bit of a pickle. i have 218 yards of both colors. i was thinking the red was a brighter - guess i was thinking of the ella rae lace merino that i got the same day as the leche.
this yarn would be perfect for mittens. my question is, what pattern?
digging through the ravelry patterns, i found this plait cable mittens pattern, which would be really cute and a lovely reminder of the cabled mitten i found not long ago, the one i think my nana made for me. i'm not a cable person, but this pattern would help me stretch a bit.
then i found this cute owl pattern. i am fancying owls at the moment, and i do have an owl hat pattern to make for the kiddos, these mittens would be so adorable!
then there's the ever popular fiddlehead mittens, but that's in a class all by itself. not quite right for the yarn, but dang, i love these mittens.
and i love eskimimi's flutter butterfly mittens. so beautiful.
i look at the yarn, and i toy with knitting plain red mittens, then plain green mittens. but i look at the yarns together, and toy with finding a pattern that i can use both colors together. the combination is spicy, to me, and i just want to call whatever i knit with them "chili lime". nutters, right?
i have a while to make a decision. i have some holiday knitting i should finish. but boy, that yarn does call out to me, begging to be knit with.