Bay Ridge Trek, Spider Mitt Swap

Posted on | April 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

For the first time since I joined the Spiders, I had to miss out on the annual Bay Ridge trek to Marie’s. But I had already signed up for the mitts swap, the sequel to our cowl swap from the year before. Fortunately, my swapmate, Colleen, was very gracious; and although I hated to disappoint her by not giving her the mitts I knit for her in person, we managed to work out a side swap. Since our husbands work at the same company, I gave the mitts I made Colleen to Maurizio, who gave them to Sven, who gave them to Colleen. I got a bit of a kick out of the idea that we were using our husbands as yarn mules. I was pressed for time and Colleen didn’t have any mitts or gloves in her Ravelry queue, so I opted to make her my Cayuga Mitts, in fingerless form (a very simple modification). I used Classic Elite’s Kumara, my favorite aran weight yarn.
In return, my swap mate Jess, mailed me the mitts she made, a lovely rendition of Ysolda’s Veyla Mitts, which had jumped to my queue as soon as she released them. Jess has small hands like me, so her mitts fit me perfectly! Thanks, Jess! I hope I won’t have to miss next year’s Trek.


3 Responses to “Bay Ridge Trek, Spider Mitt Swap”

  1. Maryse
    April 11th, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    Great swap!

  2. Stephanie
    April 14th, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

    Yarn mules! That’s hilarious, Connie. Shame on you for exploiting Maurizio in such ways (:

  3. Sasha
    April 24th, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

    Two lovely pairs of mitts! What a great way to transport knitted goods, the Husband Express!!

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