I looked through my knitting archives here on my blog, and my jaw almost hit the floor: My last FO (finished object) was back in March!
Bad, bad knitter!
Well, it's time to break that desolate-and-shameful-knitting-hiatus.
Pattern: Easy Fingerless Mitts
Needles/Yarn: Sz 7 doublepointed, Cascade Lana D'Oro
These mitts are for C for Christmas. He currently loves his pair of super tiny fingerless fleece mitts that his grandma gave to him a couple of years ago. Can you imagine a 9 year old trying to shove his fingers through gloves made for a 5-6 year old? It's hard being a witness to it, I promise you. But, without fail, every morning he tries to fit his fingers through, only for me to tell him that he.just.can't.
But he loves having his fingers free...just as I do...I wear the mitts I made for me all the time. A lightbulb went off in my head: "Why not make him a pair!" I felt like a genius! Now, having finished, I feel like a fool - why did I wait so long?
(that last link takes you to an older blog by-the-way. Goodness, I have been writing for a while, haven't I?)
Anyway, this took me a very short time to make, probably 2 1/2 hours total. What a satisfying knit! Just enough to get my juices flowing, that I headed over to Ravelry and started to browse at the beautiful new patterns out.
I can't wait to see C's face when sees what I've made for him. I think it's a homerun :)
I hope that your holiday shopping and prep has been going well! My advent calendar is telling me that time is moving MUCH faster than I think it does!