Monday, December 20, 2010


My Christmas knitting is now officially over. Thank goodness! I finished everything on time and within budget.

Last night, I wrapped up these easy Susie's Reading Mitts for my friend, Elizabeth. The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn, but I made the smallest size using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and size 5 needles. They turned out perfectly. I really like this yarn for mittens; it's thick, soft, durable, lovely. Elizabeth requested black mitts, which means she needs to take them directly out of my house before Moose's dog hair falls like snow upon them. I have a very clean home, but pug hair magnetically, magically moves to black.

Monica loves these mitts - how could she not given how well everything coordinates with her hair and eye color?


  1. Now to find a nice 'ME' project for the New Year!t_a

  2. This AM I cast on for Kaffe Fassett's Lidiya scarf ( and Thursday I'm going to spend the day in PA with Kathy Zimmerman to finalize my Early Bird Special cardigan ( No rest for the weary knitter!