A skulk of foxes

I didn’t know a group of foxes is called a skulk.  Did you?  Anyway, I have a skulk of Foxy mitts.

After knitting the first pair, I decided to change the palm chart of the mitts to the checkerboard pattern of the thumb. 

I like it better as it is very clear at a glance which side of the mitt is the palm side and which is the back rather than looking for the eyes and nose on the faces.

Two pairs have a band of rust-colored yarn a few rows into the cuff area and the third pair has a band of off-white yarn.

The pattern was fun to knit and I am very pleased with my modifications.  Check my Ravelry page here for details.

 

 

The yarn thief

I’ve been working on the third (and final) pair of Foxy mitts and so far have used almost the entire skein of Cascade 220 Heather in Jet for all three pairs. 

I need a couple more yards to finish the thumbs and thought I didn’t have anymore…but I found some in an old swatch.  Same dye lot, same yarn.  I just need to unravel some and finish the mitts!

It’s a win-win!  I’m so glad I found the swatch.  I’ll show all three pair (mods, mistakes and all) soon.

You need to leave

It’s time for you to go.  Please gather your strength at this fine feast I have prepared for you.  I do love to gaze upon you and witness your fine aerodynamic feats but you really need to leave.

Fall has arrived and I want you to be safe and warm so you will return to me next spring.

Goodbye and enjoy your winter vacation as I shall be awaiting your return next year.

Foxy

A fox is the school mascot for three of our grandkids so I gravitate towards those pattern charts if I want to knit something for them.  These Foxy Friends mitts by Fiona Alice fit the bill and were so quick and easy to knit as I began them Friday evening and finished both mitts by Sunday afternoon.

The worsted weight yarn made for the speed and using the larger needle size for the stranded colorwork helped keep the tension looser.

If I knit these again (and I’m sure I will as three kids can’t/won’t share one pair), I will continue the thumb pattern on the palm side as there will be shorter yarn floats in which fingers could get caught.  These mitts are super warm with the double layer of wool used for the fox faces.

Yarns used: Cascade Heather in Jet and Japanese Maple.  Brunswick Germantown Knitted Worsted in Ecru.  I used less than a fourth skein (I need a yarn scale!!) of each color.