At first, it was just a case of finding items knit earlier in the year that would be good gifts for loved ones. Then I realized I HAD to knit a pair of socks for my mother-in-law as a gift. Every year, I give her a pair for Christmas, her birthday and mother's day. After that, I dunno, things got a little out of hand. My current knit-gift list includes:
- a vest
- 3 pairs of socks
- 2 pairs of fingerless gloves
Pattern: my own, 72 sts
Yarn: Wild Fire Fibres BFL sock
Yarn: Paton's Kroy
These socks have been on the needles for a while. What's really been going on the last week is this:
Pattern: Druid Mittens, from Vogue Fall 2008
Yarn: Socks that Rock, Mustang Sally
The back of the hand is quite pretty but you may have noticed that the thumb isn't complete. That's because this mitten is sitting on the edge of the frog pond, preparing for a rip. And the reason is this:
It's too short, the palm is shorter than the back of the hand, the top of the mitten is awkward and the whole thing sits on my hand crooked! Frustrated much? You bet! I don't think I could wear these mittens day after day and be happy with them.
It doesn't do to lie to oneself.