I made some chicken mittens!
Project: Chicken Mittens
Pattern: Honeycock Mittens
Available: sometime after July 2013
Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight in “Doodle Doo” (red), “Honey Cocka” (yellow), and “Valkyrie Fledge” (purple)
This was the July Rockin’ Sock Club “not a sock” pattern. The club yarn was GORGEOUS, as you can see. I loved the whimsy of the chicken mittens.
I have to say I was a bit disappointed in how the red/purple colorwork on the cuff just doesn’t show up as colorwork — the colorways just overlapped too much, sharing more than one red/brown hue. Similarly, some of the brown in the yellow colorway was close enough to the brown in the red colorway that some of the rooster’s tail can be a bit hard to see. This makes him look off-center on the mitten.
However these are minor quibbles. After waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for the mittens to dry, they have become my go-to mittens this season. Honey Cocka Doodle Doo, my Valkyrie Fledge!