I'm halfway through Mom's Christmas present.A pair of my Dalhousie mitts.
You might be wondering why I'm showing these, when Mom has access to the blog.
Well - she already knows about them.
You see - Mom is notoriously hard to knit for. Not only is she particular about the things she likes and wears, she's also an incredibly talented knitter herself. There's really not much I can knit her that she can't make for herself - and do a better job of it.
I have made her several knitted gifts - socks and shawls mostly. But this time I wanted to do something different. She doesn't wear hats, I get bored with scarves, and I certainly don't have time to knit a cardigan. So I decided to ask her what she would like.
To my surprise, she requested my pattern. She said she's wanted to make them for a while, but just hasn't had the time (she's doing Christmas knitting as well, of course!)
It was the perfect solution. Quick, and something I know she'll like. I asked her to choose a yarn, thinking she'd ask me to dye something - but instead she provided me with a skein of Bugga from her own stash.
The colour is Forrester Moth - and I'm definitely loving this yarn! The mitts will only use half the skein - I think I can squeeze a pair of ankle socks out for myself later on!