Amazingly, considering how much free time I've had on my hands, I'm behind at this blogging thing! Today I play catch-up.
A week ago, Mom and I went to Loops and Links and played mitten.
Look, I made muppets! The pattern is Quick and Easy Holiday Mittens. I have no idea if this pattern is available online somewhere--Ravelry has 53 pages of mittens, and I gave up on page 6. What can I say? They're mittens. Knit double-stranded with Plymouth Encore Mega and something furry (I lost the ballband) on US 11s over a measly 18 stitches, these mittens are easily completed in a day. I giggle every time I put them on--they're so cute.
I also forgot to mention that I made BrotherDavid try on The Ho while he was home.
No real detail in the photos, unfortunately, but look at that elegant fit! The length is very nearly perfect--three fingers below the kneecap, as is traditional. (It's a little closer to four right now, but I figure they'll relax a little with wearing and end up truly perfect.)
I am so relieved. Now I can start on the second one.
And I just have to relay the wonderful compliment David gave me. He said, "You know, a year ago I watched you make your first little square of knitting, and now I come home and you hand me the most beautiful sock I've ever seen!" (Or something like that. The wording might be slightly off.) *Preens* In just a year, look how far I've come! I'm astonished that I have the ability to make the things that I've made, like a kilt ho and a wrap and a freakin' squid. This knitting stuff is really neat.