Splitbark Brown

So… remember that time that you tried to take photos of your new mittens… while wearing the mittens… and taking the photos…?

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As it turns out, this is not the easiest thing to do!

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These are the Splitbark Mittens by Stephen West, who you may know by now is one of my favourite designers… The yarn is Fibra Natura’s Shepherd’s Own, which is a line of yarns all in natural, undyed sheepy colours. Add some adorable moose buttons and you’re all set:

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In other news, we have some awesome new books (new Starmore! Colourwork! Holy cats!)

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As well as new colours in Debbie Bliss Como,

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and Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino:

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Also, a reminder that this month’s installment of Kniterary Night at the Peterborough Public Library is going to be this coming Monday, October 24th, seeing as the last Monday of October is Halloween. Kniterary is in the basement auditorium from 7 til 9 – hope to see you there!

9 Comments
  • Holly
    Posted at 14:56h, 20 October Reply

    Awesome mitts! It’s always great to see what you make in each month’s designated colour. It’s also always great to get a chance to shop at Needles in the Hay – like I will next week when I’m in Peterborough for the Bring Food Home conference. What joy!

    Question: what is that fantastic hat you are wearing in the second photo?

  • needlesinthehay
    Posted at 15:05h, 20 October Reply

    Ooo, I have a friend coming to town for that conference too! I think Peterbeau’s going to be a busy place next week!

    The hat is called Slouch Copy Cat Hat, a free pattern from Rav that can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slouchy-copy-cat-hat
    It’s done with faux-cables, and it’s super fast. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Erin-Kate
    Posted at 17:52h, 20 October Reply

    Lovely mittens! I love the buttons.

    • Tricia
      Posted at 09:02h, 22 October Reply

      I just discovered your site while searching on how to knit and/or crochet. I am looking to learn and just saw your post about the Kniterary. Could you give me more information? I know nothing about knitting but would like to start. Thanks.

      • needlesinthehay
        Posted at 15:48h, 23 October Reply

        Kniterary is a social night for knitters (and crocheters) in Peterborough. It’s quite likely that someone there could show you the basics, but you do need to bring your own materials (a pair of needles and some yarn). I would check out some videos at http://www.knittinghelp.com or search “learn to knit” on youtube.com just to get yourself prepped… 🙂

  • Brenda
    Posted at 12:05h, 25 October Reply

    Your mittens are super cute. Love the buttons.

  • Becky
    Posted at 21:11h, 28 November Reply

    I highly recommend the Crochet Master Class book. . . which I may have recommended you carry 🙂

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