6.12.09

thrummed mittens

I got these mittens, made by Yarn Point Knitters of Newfoundland, at the One of a Kind. I already have a few pairs of beloved mittens and gloves, but when one lives in a relatively cold climate, one can never have too many scarves, hats, wool socks, and mittens. About a month ago Melinda wrote about the mittens she made. When I saw the pictures, I instantly wished I could knit mittens! I wanted a pair for myself (sorry to bite your style, Melinda).

The ones I bought are likely made from the same, traditional pattern. They're thrummed mittens, which means that there is unspun roving on the inside. When I put my hands inside them, it feels like a soft pillow, and it is oh-so-warm in there. They look like boxing gloves to me because they're so full and round -- perfect for punching the cold right in the kisser!

Another thing I like about these mittens is that the roving makes a heart pattern that reminds me of the tights worn in this post. Oreo slept on the mittens last night, which means that she likes them too.


The inside

(These mittens were $38, which I think is a steal. 100% wool! Made by a nice lady in her house! I plan to treasure them always.)

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I just about died at that booth. Everything was so beautiful! I hope someday I'm as skilled at knitted as that lady! I'm copying Melinda, too. I bought some roving and yarn, so far I've been unsuccessful, but we'll see!
    Your new mittens look so wonderful and super warm. :)

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  2. We're going to have matching winter paws!

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  3. I came close to buying a pair of deerskin mitts, which are lined with thermal (THERMAL!!) batting of some sort, but then I saw these and had to have these. I am a sucker for heart shapes!

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  4. Guys, don't you think that if they were for sale somewhere like the Drake General Store they could totally sell for $80?! I do!

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  5. man, thrummed mittens have been a topic this week for me! you're so lucky to have some. my friend (thinktrees/elizabeth) from hamilton is working on a pair now! & now i just saw she just told you that on twitter! haha!

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  6. I would love to get some of these! Warm mittens are a must.

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  7. oh! i'm going home to ontario at the end of this week. i'm going to have to upgrade from the one-ply mittens i've been wearing out here! those look cozzzzzyyyyyy!

    ps- oreo slept on the mittens!!!! cuuuute!

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  8. Oh how lovely!! The pillowy interior is tempting me to buy a pair for my growing collection :) I'll definitely be linking to your lovely blog soon!

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  9. I really really need to find my matching pair!

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  10. those mittens are lovely! i dont think i've ever seen the inside of a mitten like that ... i'm sure in canada you need pillow soft mittens alll day long!

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  11. I want a pair of these so badly! They make your hands look so cute!! And they are so warm!!

    I love your photo of the mittens! nicely styled!

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  12. Bridget6.12.09

    Even the inside is cute - reminds me of popcorn or walnuts. Having cute mittens certainly makes cold weather a little more bearable.

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  13. Oh these gloves are just gorgeous -- and so warm looking!

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  14. Way cool, I have not heard of thrummed mittens before, don't think knitters use this technique in Sweden. Very clever anyhow, I love wool mittens, but on cold windy days they don't really stand up and this solution seems like an awesome and natural alternative to thininsulate.

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  15. eek! so cozy. in love.

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  16. mmm, those look wonderful. I've been on the hunt for warm wooly mittens!

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  17. $38 is totally a steal! They look perfectly made, perfectly lovely.

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