Even when the sun starts returning after the Winter Solstice, there are still months of frosty weather to come—mornings of scraping ice and shoveling snow, afternoons of stiff typing, nights of fumbling the housekeys with frozen fingers. Spin Off is continuing our recent tradition of a spring knitalong, this time with a mitt-along!
Not just for knitting, this two-month event welcomes spinners to crochet, weave, tat, or create any kind of warm handcovering your heart desires. For chilly fingers while typing, try Jane’s Half Gloves. For maximum thermal advantage, try Thrummed Fleece-Stuffed Mittens. And if you like a challenge, how about Josefin Waltin’s twined Heartwarming Mitts?
Why mittens? Besides keeping your hands warm at this time of year, they’re an achievable challenge for most spinners . . . but they do have a few hidden requirements, such as maintaining spinning consistency, choosing durable fibers and yarn structures, and using a pattern you like enough to make twice!
Want to join in? Here’s how!
Friday, January 17, 2020:
Start spinning! It’s just far enough into 2020 to take a breath and spin for yourself. (If you have the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, all the better to get your yarn started!)
Friday, March 20, 2020:
Mitts off: Off the hook, off the needles, or what have you!
Please join us! You have nothing to lose but your frostbite.