Thursday, August 12, 2010

What do mittens and the Cheshire Cat have to do with each other?

What do mittens and the Cheshire Cat have to do with each other? Everything!
The other day I over-dyed some yummy alpaca, in 2 fun whimsical colors, a bright green and a fun orange.


I decided to knit mittens with the yarns. I sat down, and  just let the yarns take me wherever they wanted. Sure enough, stripes appeared. I thought of the Cheshire Cat. Then a row of hearts for the Queen of Hearts magically appeared! I am back on stripes, but who knows, during my adventures in Knittingland, I might come across a rabbit in a hurry, or a mad hatter...

10 comments:

Sharon V said...

How adorable! (Though I'd still have opted for pumpkins!)

SockPixie said...

Thanks Sharon!

Susan said...

Oh, how I love to make mittens! The colors are festive. Christmas is right around the corner.

SockPixie said...

Thanks Susan. I will write a pattern for them.

Caroline

Gina said...

Beautiful colors!

SockPixie said...

Thanks Gina!

Rumi said...

Love that delicious orange! Mittens are sure to be much appreciated this winter.

knitting in circles said...

Love the colors, love the thoughts which generated the pattern. The mittens make you feel happy to looking at them.

SockPixie said...

Thanks Rumi!

SockPixie said...

Thanks Knitting in Circles. I have been making some progress on them, and I love them more and more everyday.