A huge congratulations to the winner of the Back to Nature challenge for the European Street Team - Carita, also known as Jealousy Design!
If you would like to read more about Carita you might like to check out this interview and give away.
I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces that she makes.
If you go to Carita's blog you will find the new challenge she has for us this week: gnomes and trolls.
I haven't the foggiest idea what to do for the challenge yet. I will ponder it while working on these mittens for my husband. The kids likely have more mittens then they need for the winter but my husband is in dire need of a pair or two.
These are knitting up fast on size 3.5 mm double pointed needles with Borocco Ultra Alpaca 50% wool and 50% alpaca. They are a bit thicker and softer than the pure wool mittens I have made. I also find the colorways for this yarn so inspiring, especially the yarns that are mixes of colors. With a little luck and hard work these will be off the needles in a day or two and my darling man will be toasty warm in them. I am also hoping some good ideas will come to me for what troll/gnome thing to make!