dashing through the snow

Believe it or not, I've been knitting:

Finished: one pair of Dashing mitts! They haven't been out in the snow (see: corny title of this post), but that's not for lack of said precipitation. It's because these are not for me. They're a much belated thank you gift for a musician with whom I collaborated for my exit recital last month. Since then I revised my dissertation and had a baby...I think she'll understand.

Pattern: Dashing from Knitty (see link above)
Yarn: Berroco Jasper, 2 skeins
Needles: size 7 DPNs
Mods: none
Notes: I love this pattern. It was quick...well, actually, it took me a couple weeks from start to finish, but certain life events took priority...and it was fun and now I kinda want a pair for myself. The cables don't show up terribly well in this self-striping yarn, but the colors are so gorgeous I don't really mind.

In fact, making these mitts inspired me to design a pair that I knit up in about 3 days for a friend of mine, but I gave them to her before I had a chance to get pictures. Perhaps I'll do up another pair and write up the instructions and share them here. They're rill purdy.


Glenna C said…
Those are some gorgeous mitts! I'm glad you're doing well, you must have quite a "new" life going on now with no dissertation + new wee one :)

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