I finished a pair of child's mittens today. These will go on the mitten tree at the church, along with other items I have made throughout the year. These are also my October entry for the Knittin' Mittens KAL.
They are just a basic pair of mittens with the cuff knit an inch longer (3 inches) than called for so that they will stay up a little higher under coat sleeves (hopefully). I used Patons Classic Wool Merino in the Regency colourway, and 4.5mm dpns. They were a fast knit as it is only children's size 2-4. I did one up on the weekend, and finised the second one this afternoon. I couldn't do anything until I finished it...you know what it's like being knitting obsessed!
I have roughly half of a 3 /2 oz (100g) skein left, maybe a little more - I can't tell. So, I am thinking I might surf for basic children's hat patterns and see what the average yarnage requirement calls for. If I think I have enough, then I'll make a matching hat to go with the mittens; if not, then I'll just make another pair of mittens in the same size.
My priority right now, however, is to get cracking on the gifts for my two friends for Christmas. We're doing an exchange among the three of us, and the only "catch" is that it has to be something home made.
The Knittin' Mittens KAL is still open for those intersted
See the post below for the latest baby socks and a cute little ducky hat