Earlier this Autumn the librarian at our school commented on a pair of fingerless mitts that I was wearing at the time so I filed that little nugget away for future use, planning to knit her a pair for Christmas this year. Then the first real cold blast hit and she mentioned that she could use a warm pair of mittens this year so mittens it is! She's from the Philippines originally and she's never quite gotten used to our Winters which is completely understandable.
I had a skein of Mountain Colors 4/8 wool in the stash and I decided to knit up one of my earlier patterns - Mittens for the Fishermen. Yeah, gonna have to revamp that pattern and make new charts one of these days. Anyway, I got the mittens made and gave them to her today.
I'm happy to report that they "are a perfect fit" and she was thrilled that her hands will be nice and toasty :)
I also handed in a pair of earwamers that another teacher asked me to make for her. That almost sounds like I am turning in homework ;) She just wanted 2 pairs of earwarmers, one more natural, the other a bit more bright, and she didn't care about anything else. I dove in the stash/scrap pile and came up with these two. The first is Malabrigo leftovers. Mmmmmm, so soft. Love Malabrigo.
And the other was a made using Dream in Color Classy leftovers.
I used two different patterns for the main body but used the same flower pattern for both.
That's all for now, lots to do! I'm on a roll though - 3 posts in 2 days! I didn't think it was possible :)