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I'm doing a crafty-exchange with a friend who lives in northern Maine. She requested some cheerful fingerless gloves for wearing in her chilly house, and she offered to trade some custom embroidery work. I finally have her package ready to go.

These mitts are from a free pattern (Fetching from and I knit them out of some Merino Style in my stash (in the old Maple Leaf colorway).

They're super-soft, and it was a great speedy stash-busting project. I did add a row of single crochet to the bind-off edge, just to reinforce it and keep it from rolling. It'd be a good project for teaching someone how to do Magic Loop and how to cable.

I had just been to a great Spanish tapas restaurant here in Portland, and one of my favorite little dishes on the menu came with honey mixed with smoked paprika. It was so warm and comforting, I picked up some honey-with-honeycomb and a little smoked paprika to add to my toasty care package before sending it off.

Needles: Nickel-plated Options interchangeable needles, size 5
Yarn: Merino Style, Maple Leaf (discontinued color from stash)
Pattern: Fetching from
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Comment by Joyfulprayz on February 12, 2009 at 9:41am
Makes me feel warm just looking at the pictures!
Comment by Momma_Grizz on February 9, 2009 at 5:46pm
Those are beautiful wrist warmers - gorgeous color too!
Comment by typhoonyoon on February 9, 2009 at 2:12pm
hmm... honey and paprika sounds so exotic. I must try this concoction. ~Juliana
Comment by clockworktomato on February 9, 2009 at 1:44pm
Fetching is one of my favorite quick-gift patterns!

And what an adorable little spice jar! I would love to have some little jars like that for my own spices.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 9, 2009 at 1:08pm
Alison: Very nice. Let us know what you get in exchange. (I assume she is sending you something.) My DV (darling victim) from Sock Wars III and I exchanged socks at Christmas. She sent me some lovely socks the color of my Sunny Dog. I sent her some Fern Lace socks from Swish DK in maple leaf. --Peggy
Comment by Sewcrazy aka Sharon Kill on February 9, 2009 at 12:31pm
How nice! You did a lovely job. My favorite color even. Try chopped chipotle or powder too! Yummy and smoky.

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