Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Thrum mitts have been a tradition for generations in Newfoundland and Labrador. The thrum is actually roving, or unspun sheep’s wool, separated into wisps and then knit into the stitches along with the working yarn. The ends of the fleece form a soft lining inside your mittens that start to mat as you wear them. This makes your mittens fleece lined.

There are new Thrum Mitt kits on the way from Fleece Artist. These are special kits. The main yarn is Casbah Plush.

70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
190m / 100g;
200yds / 3.5oz

The main yarn for these kits is 100% wool.

Merino Sliver is coming as well. We will have undyed and dyed. You can use these with a worsted weight wool to make Thrum Mitts.
Favourite Soft Mitt kits will be in the box as well. For these mittens you hold a strand of wool with a strand of mohair.
Truly the warmest, softest hand knit mitts you will ever own. 

Dad is in Honduras. There wasn't a lot of sleep last night. My parent's friend Bea was also going on the trip but didn't have a ride this morning. She stayed at our house last night and Beth took her and dad to meet everyone. They made it to Toronto in good time. Unfortunately the plane needed to be de-iced and they were an hour late. That isn't good when you only have a 45 minute connection. Delta held the plane for them.

Families are asked to write letters to their loved ones that they can read one night during the trip. That was mom's job. She always wrote a funny letter so Beth and I have been working on something for a bit. We made postcards from Lucy. These are her on different adventures. A friend photo shopped Lucy into pictures like the one below. This was dad, Beth and Lucy.
Beth wrote on the back of every postcard.
We tried to make them look like real post cards with stamps.
There were 12 in all. One is Lucy leaning on the Leaning Tower of Pisa and her talking about breaking the building. In another we have her with William and Kate and the kids. Lucy mentions that they were a nice family but talk very funny. She went bungy jumping and sky diving. There was also a visit to see the Mona Lisa, a barrel ride over Niagara Falls and frolicking in the Fountains at the Bellagio.

We weren't sure if anyone from Bea's family wrote a letter for her so we made this one at 10:30 last night.
Dad called us a dinner time to make sure everything was going okay. I think he was worried about Lucy.
She is in her favourite spot.


Anonymous said...

Will you please post the soft mitt colours when they arrive? I just love them and have several sets...always room for more! Bonnie

Unknown said...

Really fun post! I love your family.

life ldc said...

Such a fun idea....Postcards from Lucy !