Are you getting tired of these yet? I'm not, and thank goodness. These crazy weeks are testing my patience and the mittens are soothing my frazzled nerves. It's a dreary day here, lacking the best light for good photos, but since I have to be away tomorrow and I wanted to post, I'm going with what I could get and will try to re-shoot these on a brighter day.
Believe it or not, I'm still learning things on these mittens. I have the major issues all worked out, but each separate mitten has presented at least one new challenge, some unanticipated, so the experience has not yet become rote. I particularly like the colors in this one...three greens, three purples and two heathery grays...none of which are showing to their best advantage in these shots. However (I know, *picky, picky*,) I think the cuff design is a little thick and would have been more successful if I had done one row of tulips and added in several narrow contrasting design rows. I was *this close* to frogging it while on our drive to our Easter destination, but when I tried it on for a last look, at least half of the cuff extended under the sleeve of the black wool jacket I was wearing and it looked quite nice so I continued knitting.
We had a wonderful Easter with family in Ohio. One of the highlights of the visit was being tutored by my two young teen nieces on how to use my (Christmas gift) iPod. Easy peasy! We had a lot of laughs as I peppered them with inquiries but soon I'll be bopping with the best of them.
*Title dedicated to KathieB in Wisconsin. Has it melted yet, Kathie?