molas mitts and madness


April 1, 2011, my front yard:
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A foot of new, heavy, wet snow.


Made these for a friend, whose birthday was last November… Started out that the yarn (my handspun) was going to be a lacy scarf… but it didn’t look right in a couple of lace patterns I tried, and then in the one where it did, it was scritchy against my neck. It was soft in the hank though, so made really soft mitts. More blather on my Ravelry Project Page. She’s had them for a couple of months now, I was slow to get photos!

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I was at Univ of ME on Wednesday to give a lecture to a class. Went up with my friend, the recipient of the alpaca mitts, and we took her daughter out to lunch when I was done. And then went to the Hudson Museum. They have a small but beautiful collection of molas.

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And some other beautiful textiles,
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Baskets old and new… I liked them all, including this Katahdin Arctic basket (I think the basket style with four corners on the square bottom is called a Katahdin basket, but I’m not sure). The butterfly on the top is the Katahdin Arctic.
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Not sure you remember the video I shot of alligators, but alligators mean something to me… not sure what, but something. Anyhow, though this is a croc, it’s pretty fearsome! I am intrigued by it, desirous of it, and frightened by it all at the same time…
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And I totally want this hat,
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3 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Sara said,

    April 3, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Do I need to change my guess on the snow?? Just kidding!

    The mitts are really nice…I need to do a pair or two of those!

    Oh, I would love to see that exhibit at the Hudson Museum….

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    Chris said,

    April 4, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    Wow, that’s a really cruel April Fool’s joke!

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    albis said,

    April 5, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    Hi, Lisa!

    This is albis from I’m very glad you’ve visited my blog and I just want to say “hello from Spain and thanks for your kind words”, so I’ve searched you on Raverly and there I’ve found your blog. Love the photo of your front yard, I live in the country but we never see so much snow here :(

    Your spanish is perfect, but my english is very poor, hope you can undersand me!


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