Much knitting was accomplished over Thanksgiving, amazing how much can be knit while riding in the car for four hours. Not so much after dark on the drive home. Cozy warm toesies!!
More mittens and reading/texting/knitting mitts are on the needles and they are knitting fast with only 34 and 44 stitches on the needles. Eight more stitches were cast on for the adult guy mittens than the ladies pair. I wish I would have knit a plain row between the decrease rows at the end of the mittens to make them a little longer. I have time I can think about and rip if I really want to. The reading mitts called for a stretchy bind off, I tried that on the first pair I knit and ripped I thought that was too stretchy so I bound of the way my mother taught me by knitting a stitch and slipping a stitch over that stitch then knit another and slip the previous. It stays tighter around the fingers. I keep coming up with more ideas for hand knit Christmas gifts and I'm going to run out of time. Note to self think earlier next year. Check out the knitting at Judy's on the needles and be inspired.--Ann--