It's time to squeeze in one last FO for 2012!
Yarn: Cascade 220 sport (100% wool) in cream and dark purple
Sticks: 3mm for the mittens, 3.25mm for the hat (they call for different gauges)
Made for: My awesome SIL, MJ, fellow knitter and appreciator of hand knits!
She didn't have a chance to model them for me, so I did the honors a couple days ago with my mom behind the camera.
I'm calling this an FO even though the hat still lacks a pompom. I left my pompom maker in Wisconsin (we're visiting my family in Kentucky this week), so I need to send that later. (And yes, I know I could make a pompom without the gadget, but I don't wanna.)
If MJ weren't such a worthy recipient, these would have been hard to give away. In any case, I might make myself a set because they are so much fun to knit. Well, the Latvian braid is a pain in the backside, but worth it for the end result. In fact, I might yet make these for myself, maybe in different colors - red and tan? dark brown and cream? That is TBD, I suppose.
p.s. It's my birthday today! I'm 34. It's been a nice day, nothing too special, but nice.