Sunday, September 18, 2011

Smitten with my Mittens (One Skein Wonder Project #1)

I am smitten with my mittens! 

This is Project #1 from my quest to make lots of projects from the book entitled "Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders".  These mittens are made from two balls of wool in a self-patterning yarn called "Abiente" from the manufacture Schoppel Wolle in a color called "Heckenrosen".  Since this German yarn had an interesting name, I had to try to figure out the English translation.  I know "rosen" to translate to "roses" (plural) in German thanks to my many, many years of studying German.  I Googled "heckenrosen" and found beautiful blossoms which looked like apple blossoms.  I found a Wikipedia article and wouldn't you know... it was in German.  My best guess is that "heckenrosen" translates to "wild roses".  If I am wrong and you know differently, please let me know... I'd be curious to know!

I worked really hard to make these match!

I used this type of yarn (in a different colorway) for a pair of socks for my sister. 
Turns out this yarn, is actually sportweight and not sock weight. 
I did not notice that until I was typing in my project on my Ravelry. Duh!
Makes for some nice thick mittens (or socks).

1 comment:

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

gorgeous mittens and they match perfectly from here. Sorry can't help you with the german, the only German word I know is Oktoberfest. LOL