A Bird in the Hand
I actually finished these a while ago, but it took nearly two weeks to be home at the same time as some sunlight. Too bad it's already looking like spring in San Diego . . .
Bird in Hand Mittens
Pattern: Kate Gilbert's incredibly well-written Bird in Hand
Yarn: Cascade 220 - French Blue (aka Cobalt Heather) and Natural
Needles: US 2 dpns - and they came out perfectly on gauge. I was a litlte worried about their length, but most of that is actually in the cuff. The thumbs and hands are perfect.
Notes: No mods. Who could pass up a gorgeous braid?
Best Thing About This Project: Maybe I say this too often, but these are definitely my favorite mittens.
Mittens have completely captivated me this winter - so many choices, so many lovely patterns. I still have two pairs in the works, and nary a hat in sight. . . . in spite of the plaintive cries of my poor neglected husband who doesn't own a single handknit hat. Don't we all feel so sorry for him? He does.