O.K. these mittens are way overdue. I knit them back in October 2009!
I'm not happy with them. They turned out too big even for my hands. After I knit the first mitten, I washed it and blocked it, and realized that the red yarn bled into the white - I hate that!
The second mitten was not washed but steam blocked, much better.
As I was knitting Cat Bordhi's socks from her new book at that time, I thought I'd try the leg opening she uses, for the thumb here! What was I thinking? It worked, but it looks dump, even though the hands fit nicely into the mitten and thumb that way. Well, it was worth a try.
Even with decreases after the thumb opening (I could tell they were going to be huge), they turned out too big. I can't shrink them with washing, since it's sw sock yarn I used.
I do like the color work on the cuff, even though I screwed up the first one, due to not looking closely at the chart. Noticed when knitting the second one.
pattern: Nancy Bush's Meida's mittens
yarn: various sock yarns left overs
size: large womens
mods: as described above
start-finish: October 28-31, 2009
I'm still enjoying working on my Giant Granny square. It's past 40 inches now. I'll go until I run out of yarn, or reach 70 inches (or more, up to 78" would be O.K.). Happy thinks it's boring to crochet round, and round, and round ....
And here he is, after a hard day of work. Look what he did to his pillow. I disturbed him in his sleep, cuddling his sheep toy (which has a very long tail, so he can throw it through the air).