Some Thrum Thumbs with all Thumbs

Some Thrum Thumbs with all Thumbs

Some Thrum Thumbs for Chums

Chums Thrum Thumbs While They Hum

I may have been reading a bit too much Dr. Seuss lately.  It’s just too tempting to think of fun rhymes while you are knitting thrummed mittens.

While at Shepards Harvest last weekend, I picked up a pattern for thrummed mittens and thrummed slippers.  These beautiful mittens have bits of roving knitted into some of the stitches so that the ends of the roving hang out on the inside of the mitten.  It creates a very thick and warm mitten.  I admit, I bought the pattern because I knew Lily would be over the top about receiving fuzzy slippers/socks/mittens/hat/sweatshirt…. ok, you name it she likes it fuzzy.  I also had to fight the temptation at Shepard’s Harvest to buy a lot of fiber for spinning.  Since I already have a lot of fiber that I’m not currently spinning, I thought it might be a way to use up some of this beautiful fibery goodness.  I had no idea how addicted to knitting these mittens I would become.

The pattern is not the best so far, so I will not be linking to it.  I will however, tell you to RUN to your stash and pick out some fun fiber and contrasting yarn – probably worsted weight although I’m doing mine with dk weight since the pattern didn’t list gauge or yarn weight.  Then just troll Ravelry until you find a pattern you like.

I brought the mittens to lunch with me yesterday.  One of the perks of my job is that I can eat lunch with my kiddos any time I want.  I brought my lunch and my knitting down to the lunchroom and was able to stay with both kids for their lunch.  Each time I brought out the knitting, the kids swarmed me.  They asked me questions about knitting, they asked about the fluff I was playing with.  Then I got to ask them questions about how they thought the wool became such a bright red color.  Food coloring was the overwhelming answer.  Today, when I happened to walk through the lunchroom during the 2nd grade lunch I had one girl ask me how my mittens were coming along.  I suspect I might have to see about teaching some of these kids how to knit.

Check out this.  And this.  And this.  You can see that I’m not the only one that is addicted.  Then just Google Thrummed Mittens and click on images.  How can you not love that?!  Perfect for cold Wisconsin winters!

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