I'll start by telling you a little about Cowgirl. She's my tomboy, my outspoken, full of zest, drives everybody crazy teenage daughter. This is the girl who, at age 7, was so determined and enthusiastic about spinning that she learned on a spindle, with Rambouillet that was beginning to felt. Within 3 years she had figured out that spinning wasn't for her, even though she does an excellent job of it, and has moved on to other things.
She enjoys knitting, and mitts are at the top of her list right now. Blue and brown are her favorite colors, so when she saw Christina's Hanalei colorway
, she fell in love with it. I told her I'd get it for her birthday, which was actually already past, (and for which I had already given her a present, but Hey!, it was a good excuse!). She wanted a different size yarn, so I special ordered some sport weight from Christina. The pattern she chose to use is Shannon's Fingerless Gloves
, from Ravelry. (She's really into cables, too!) And now for the pics!
Here's a look at the completed pair.
Here's the close-up of her great knitting job.
And here's The Two Year Old modeling also. [Sometimes I don't resist the "Me Too!". =))]
A great big thank you to Christina for such a wonderful dye job. This yarn is beautiful. We were wondering how the colorway would show in the knitting and were both pleased with the way it pooled, broke up, and then pooled again. It gives a very unique look to the mitts.
And now for the announcement. We have been building an Album of Cowgirl's photos. If you hop over to my photos page and click on the albums, you'll find one with her name on it. Look through that and you'll get an idea of what else she's into these days. Oh, and none of the photos in there have been touched up in any way. That's really what it looks like around here at sunrise or sunset.