Perhaps some observant readers noticed that my last two projects used the same yarn? I knitted both the Tolkien-inpired pillow for Leah and the super Batman-inspired mitts for Lizz with Quince & Co Chickadee yarn in the colours called Carrie’s Yellow and Frank’s Plum. And, yes, I did manage to take a few quick shots of them together before giving the mitts to Lizz.
When I was planning the pillow, I hadn’t decided whether I would be knitting the back or whether I would use fabric instead. So I ordered lots of yarn. Then, when I realized that I had only two weeks to knit the mitts for Lizz’s Viva, and announced to Doug that I had to go buy yarn right away, he reminded me I had plenty of leftover purple and yellow. “Will that work?,” he asked. “Yes, quite nicely.”
I like the contrast in these two projects – the pillow is knitted with yellow on purple, and the mitts with purple on yellow. The Chickadee is a wonderful yarn for colourwork. The definition is really crisp and the yarn is sturdy and smooth and feels good on the hands. You can find my previous posts on these projects here and here (the second link gathers all of the pillow posts in reverse order).
I also love the contrast between the medieval style script that Tolkien invented, all graceful and flowing, and the in-your-face graphic pop of the mitts, which anyone my age cannot help but associate with the 1960s Batman TV show. From the elegant to the comic book. Ain’t knitting grand?
I am so happy your pillow turned out beautifully! Leah must be so proud!
And isn’t it great when left-over wool finds an immediate vocation, instead of being chucked in your stash and forgotten? (A likely outcome in my reality, sadly!) Hahaha, I’d have made a run for the wool store, too! Any excuse for a run to the wool store, actually!
Your P&B mitts got a thumbs up from Eric as well!
I was quite proud of myself for resisting the urge to buy more yarn! And I think Eric should get his own Pow! Bam! Mitts. They are for the hidden Batman in each of us. (Though probably I am more the Robin sort…)
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