At end of fall I caught wind of a new (to me) knitting technique where bits of roving are knitted into mittens in order to add bulk and warmth for those cold snowy days. This technique is called thrumming and it’s time consuming and tedious but in the end when you slip your hand into the fuzzy, fluffy center of the mitten, it’s all worth it!
I produced a couple of pairs of these. Last week the smaller pair were put to the test after some serious snow fall. My youngest daughter wore them out to play and sled in the snow and the results were sad. They look like a tattered mess! The roving has pulled out and snagged, the mittens are are misshapen have shrank up a bit. A bit of blocking may put these mittens back into shape but I’m afraid not much can be done about the roving. I don’t think that this is a technique I will use again in the future… at least for children’s mittens.