I wanted to show you a knitting project I recently finished: my Fairy Hoax mitts. Their wonderful name comes from the yarn, which was a birthday present from my lovely friend Roobeedoo. We went together to the Edinburgh Festival of Yarn months earlier, and she remembered that I’d seen yarn on the Skein Queen’s table that I described but hadn’t had time to buy. Lo and behold, she found it and gave it to me for my birthday! Wasn’t that just the nicest thing? (As my Granny would say.)
The colourway is called “Fairy Hoax”. The name is perfect for this yarn. You’re knitting along with these lovely pastels, la la la, and Wham, a fleck of black appears. Or, Duh duh DUH, a length of indigo comes along.
Roobeedoo not only gave me the wool, but found the perfect pattern to make mitts from it: “Hedgerow Mitts” by Amy Ripton. It’s free on Ravelry, if you’re a member.
I really enjoyed making these, and I have very much enjoyed wearing them too. Thank you Roobeedoo!