Mittens and Gloves, Oh My!
to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
- Nelson Mandela
Earthquake? What earthquake? Seriously - I had to be told that we had one. Granted, I was on call in the ICU yesterday and we had a code going on at the same time. I was a little occupied. . . Regardless, there's been a goodly bit of knitting.
I promised a parade of FOs, and here I am to deliver. For good measure, and to prove that I'm not resting on any laurels that may or may not exist, I'll throw in a UFO at the bottom for good measure.
Back in mitten month, I raided my entire stash for suitable mitten yarns and cast on for this pair. Then my colorwork frenzy was completely taken over by Salt Lake City and these fell by the wayside. I'm happy to finally add them to the Christmas pile.
Pattern: (rav link) from Nancy Bush's Knitting in Estonia
Yarn: KnitPicks Gloss, less than one skein each color
Needles: US 1
Notes: My two-color braid could be much much neater.
Best Thing About This Project: Finishing me got my mitten mojo back.
Remember the alpaca I was wanting to use? I had started the teddy bear from the Holiday IK, but it was a fiddly sort of project and I quickly lost interest. Until I finished those mittens. So I turned back to my alpaca, and my trusty Selbuvotter and started a special pair of . . . gloves. Aren't they lovely? And not nearly so fiddly as I feared.
The only problem is that these won't touch the quantity of alpaca that I have . . . Guess I'll have to make more pairs!