Another Christmas present done, with only a minor glitch! I present the Chrysanthemum Mittens. :)
Pattern: Chrysanthemum Mittens, from the book Nordic Knitting Traditions by Susan Anderson-Freed. As of yet, there is no pattern page on Ravelry for it.
Yarn: Main color was the White/Natural Jarbo Garn Mini Raggi, and CC was Three Irish Girls Springvale Sock in Balmoral (purple variagated). I used probably half of each skein, tops. There's easily enough leftover to make another pair of mittens.
Needles: size 1 DPN, metal
Timeframe: July 13-August 7. For me, that's almost a record for fair isle.
Mods: Ummm... no thumb gusset. :)
Worst Part: If you saw my earlier post, you'd know that I accidentally skipped the thumb gusset, creating exceedingly small thumb holes. When I blocked the mittens, I attempted to stretch them out a bit by pulling on the sides. They're small, but hopefully the recipient's small hands will fit them perfectly. ::crossingfingers::
Best Part: Feeling more and more comfortable with fair isle. These mittens really flew off the needles, and I'm not feeling that pocket of dread in my gut when I think about my next fair isle project.
I haven't done a lot of climbing, running, or anything the last few days. I had mildly pulled a ham string teaching dance last week, and it turned into a full blown pull while climbing on Saturday and trying to heel hook something nice and high above my head. I've been chilling out and icing it the last couple of days, but I'm already getting antsy. I'll probably start biking again in the next day or so, and probably do a couple of chill runs (not to mention teaching 3 hours of dance tonight), but hopefully next week I can swing right back to training.