I finished the last of my Christmas knitting last night...about 1 day too late to send along with my son to NY and his girlfriend. While I did finish the hat early enough to wrap and send...the mittens were finished last night.
The hat is a free pattern called the Slouchy Copy-Cat Hat and is a lovely, easy pattern. The mittens are a combined pattern between a basic mitten pattern and the eyelet mock cable rib from the hat. They look really narrow in the photo but fit great and look really pretty on your hand. I kept notes when knitting so maybe I'll write down what I did so I can knit them again. I hope Jess likes the set. The mittens will be sent along to college after the holiday break.
Now that gift knitting is done - the next big decision is what to knit next? I want to rip out - again - part of my February Lady sweater and shorten it as the length grew when blocked. But right now I would like to knit a wrap to keep at work for the chilly mornings in my office. I just ordered some Shaeffer Anne yarn from the Loopy Ewe and just need to decide what pattern to make. I have the Ostrich Plumes Stole Pattern from Knitspot that looks easy yet very pretty. I want to start a pattern that will be easy to knit New Year's Eve when having a glass of wine or two and watching a movie - we are obviously having a low-key night! Then we are having a Rose Bowl Party on Jan. 1 and an easy pattern will work while still being able to entertain a houseful of people. But my yarn may not be in yet - so decision....decisions.