Bijou Bliss + Ashbury Mitts

In case you missed it, I thought I’d talk a little bit about a project as well as a post I wrote up for the Bijou Basin Ranch blog. I’ve have the pleasure of doing some guest blogging for them in a really fun series dubbed “Getting to know you.” The first post was all about swatches in general — why they’re important, what we learn from them, and how to use them. This month, I got to actually talk about a project from start to finish — from buying the yarn to finding the perfect project to knitting it up.

I’ll leave the details of that story for the Bijou Basin Ranch blog — you can find it all right here — but I thought I’d show off the project a here because I think it turned out pretty spectacularly.

You see, they started here…

img_3213And they kind of….

img_3230Continually…

img_3296Got so much better.

They’re knit is the utterly delicious Bijou Bliss which is a 50/50 Yak/Cormo blend sport weight yarn. I happened to have 2 skeins of the natural brown in my stash and I was so happy that I had the excuse to pull them out for this project because as you can see…

full onThey turned out gorgeous.

These mitts are designed to be a little loose fitting and while it may hit 90degrees here today, they will be a fabulous addition to my wardrobe, one I will surely appreciate in just a few short months. Did I mention that I only just broke into the 2nd skein I have to finish these? I think some sort of matching hat might be in order, don’t you?

To check out the full post and get the full story on how these mitts came to be, visit the Bijou Basin Ranch blog right here.

Many thanks to the folks at Bijou Basin Ranch for letting me be a guest writer on their blog!

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