That rare occasion has been upon me as of late. I had promised a work-friend that she could have fingerless mittens for her birthday. Unfortunately her birthday is Monday so I had to stop knitting the sweater and start knitting those. I knit them up quick, using a combination of my own pattern and a cabled pattern I found on ravelry.
I mostly made my own length and I added thumb gussets and thumbs because I think those look so much better than mitts with just a thumb hole.
Finally I finished those up and took them to work last week.
Of course while I was working on that a church leader requested a handknit heart for decorating our relief society room. Granted that didn't take a very long time, but I did have to buy some yarn because despite the plethora of yarn and leftovers I didn't have any red yarn in a quantity or weight necessary for the project. I hit up joanns and bought some Lion Brand Heartland Terroir. It's 100% acrylic, and very soft and it's one that I would use again for a blanket. Not luxiorious, but it served the purpose mightily.
I wasn't sure exactly what kind of heart they wanted so I made 2 - 1 larger in stockinette, 1 smaller in garter. Thankfully those were accomplished in a quick evening of knitting and passed off to the right people on Thursday.
|Garter Knitted Heart|
|Stockinette Knitted Heart|