Thanksgiving weekend was full of knitting time. The recipient of these mittens knows that I am making them for her, and she knows what the general color and pattern scheme are, but she doesn't know exactly what they look like or when she is going to get them. So, because I spent the weekend with her, I focused on making the mitten liners. The outer mittens are made of Shetland wool that some people find to be a bit scratchy. To make the mittens less scratchy and much warmer, the lining is made out of some leftover alpaca from a sweater I made myself last year. Here's what I have so far:
Just 4 thumbs, four cuffs, and a bit of the second liner left to go.
It's a good thing that these are getting close to being finished. They will be gifted on December 18th.