I have finished the fingerless mittens I was working on! I am really happy with them, I love the colour and they are nice and cosy. In fact, I am tempted to knit up another pair in teal (and in soft pink actually) for myself, but I really must get on with my Christmas makes and stop making things for myself!
I used the pattern above, from Nicki Trench's book Handmade Gifts. I adapted the pattern a little...actually, I seem to adapt most patterns I use, I can't seem too leave anything as it is, I always have to make a few changes! I have small hands, so I went down a needle size and for the cuff and top border I used garter stitch instead of working in knit one, purl one rib - I just really like the effect garter stitch gives. I also made the cuffs quite a bit longer than it said in the pattern, simply by increasing the number of rows. Finally, I added a little crochet flower to each mitten...
The yarn used is Sirdar Snuggly in Duckling. I adore using Sirdar Snuggly, it is meant as a baby yarn, but it is so soft and cosy for any project and is a decent price too.
It has been nice to do a little knitting after all the crochet I have been doing lately!
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.