The mittens are finished, blocked and ready to ship out. A few days ago the nice lady at the post office asked how my business was going, I think I may send and receive more than the average resident of Taylor. These mittens are a perfect example of why I could never knit for a living... I'm poor with deadlines both real and imaginary.
I was hoping these would be done long ago but it never happened. I had the book and the yarn but they never got to the top of the list. I did read Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition repeatedly while procrastinating. As a reference it's a really great addition to any knitting library but the mitten and glove patterns (sorry about the rav link) are also beautiful.
Even with blocking these are a bit lumpy, the stitches are all even but something is still a little off. It's not the end of the world and they are still warm so I'll stop picking on them. I just don't knit fair isle enough for it to come naturally, maybe someday I'll hunker down churn out a few pairs of mitts as practice.
just in case...
pattern ~ NHM #3 by Terri Shea
yarn ~ Louet Gems 1 skein Cherry Red & 1 skein Caribou
needles ~ 2.75mm (US2)