Which means the conditions are perfect to show off the adorableness that is this pair of toddler mittens. A little while back, I was stalled on a couple of projects that were meant to be using up odds and ends of yarn I had lying around. On both projects, I ran out of yarn within inches of finishing and both on the second of the pair. Rather than deal with the situation (it wasn't the end of the world, but it would have involved ripping all of both projects back, making the wrist/leg shorter on the first, and reknitting the whole dang thing) I cast on for these with some more odds and ends.
Pattern: Annemor#5 from Selbuvotter by Terri Shea
Yarn: Baby Ull, leftover from this pair
Needles: Um... US1? I can't rightly remember
These little mittens, like the other Selbuvotter I have made, just make me so darn happy. They are a pleasure to knit, and the finished project makes me look so much more clever than I actually am. The only problem is that I have no little one to give these to. In fact, the only explanation I can give for making them in the first place is that of frugality. I mean, I had the yarn, I had the book, and the yarn wasn't much good for anything else. I do have quite a quantity of ends of sock weight yarn, and no good idea of what to do with them. It seems that I need an army of toddlers or babies to knit for.....