Scones, Mittens and more

First things first — the scones were delicious.  Sort of crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  I did add a few too many chocolate chips but YUMM.  The recipe  for Orange Chocolate Chip Scones is from


 So finally some brunch and now I’m really ready to get going on some things (which is good since it’s 2 p.m.!)   I did spend part of the morning sipping coffee and watching holiday movies and knitting on my cowl.  I’m down to the last four or five rows on that.  And I did clean up all my kitchen mess.

First, this is still on my sewing room floor.

fab One little pile of ironed fabrics and one large pile of wrinkly washed ones I’ve been procrastinating on.  So armed with my bottle of Best Press, I’m going to set the ironing board up in the living room (I forgot how chilly my sewing room gets when the wind is blowing on that side) and watch some movies and get that fabric ironed.  And then just maybe tomorrow I can start cutting it up.

Once the ironing is done, as my reward, I’m going to start on a new pair of mittens.  I’ve been going through all the lovely stranded mitten patterns on Raverly and found one I want to make that uses a long color changing/shading yarn and a solid color.    I’ve done some stranded knitting before and I’ve made tons of mittens over the years but I’ve never made this particular style of mitten with the pointy tops and the thumbs not coming off the side so it will be a learning experience. I also don’t do a lot of patterns with charts but heck – how difficult can it be? I used to do counted cross stitch and it’s much like following those charts.  And knitting in the round, as the mitten pattern I’m going to use does, means the charts are read from right to left, going from the bottom of the chart to the top.    I get confused on charts that are flat since you alternate which direction you read the chart (i.e. right to left and then left to right).  In the round – always right to left  since that is the direction you are knitting.  

rainbowmitts   Want to join me in mitten making?? Here’s the yarn I’m going to use.  The purply one is Poems Sock Yarn , color Pulsar, and the black is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. 

The pattern I’m using is a free one on Ravelry.  It’s Rainbow Mitts by DROPS Design.

I think they would be really pretty in just two solid colors too.  I love the flower and other geometric designs and can’t wait to get started….

I must iron fabric first, I must iron fabric first!!!


4 comments on “Scones, Mittens and more

  1. I’ve never made scones but now I want to try. I love the yarn for the mittens, went to have a look/see and quickly closed that page. Those mittens are down right scary! For me anyhow. I can’t wait to see yours.
    I sure hope you are ironing. 🙂 Nag, nag, nag.

    • Now Judy – you can make socks. If you can make socks you can make mittens. LOL It’s just two different yarns and you just take it one section at a time. Can’t let all those charts scare you off. 😉 That’s my story for now anyway – I’ve got my yarn wound and am ready to find the needles to cast on. And yes! Fabrics are ironed (except for the background for that quilt – I need to find where I put it).

  2. The scones sound yummy I can likely make those up, but the mittens are way out of my league. With all the knitting that you and Judy do, I have caught the bug and have used You tube to learn how to knit. I am still at the simply (easy) stage but I am getting a little faster. Your enthusiasm is catching. I still have to learn how to unravel without loosing everything, but my start overs are getting easier. LOL
    Merry Christmas to all. Cher in Victoria

  3. Cher – it will get easier the more you knit – even the ripping back gets easier the more you do it. LOL I learned to knit when I was in grade school so I’ve been at it a long time.

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