I didn't have the opportunity to finish up all of my works in progress this past month. I had lots of plans for those three day holiday weekends, but alas, I was led astray by new projects. In between Christmas and the New Year, I knit two neck warmers, one hat and a pair of mittens. I think it was defensive knitting, because let me tell you, cold is such a weak adjective to describe our weather lately. Frigid, biting and arctic come to mind as suitable alternatives.
So I've been using wool and indulging in knitting things to keep a human warm. Instead of the above items, I should have knit a hot water bottle holder, but there's still time.
These are Mittens Interrupted, pattern by Eunny Jang, and were featured in the Fall, 2008 issue of Interweave Knits. Knit with Manos del Uruguay, in two separate colors using linen stitch in the flat and in the round, I wouldn't call this mindless knitting, but neither would I call it difficult.
Do you like them?
Do you want them?
Leave a comment here sometime before Sunday, January 10th at 11:59 PM, and on January 11th, my blog anniversary date, I'll throw your name into the hat for a chance to win these pretty mittens. Since most of the world is in a deep freeze these days, I couldn't think of a better treat to thank you for being such loyal friends.