The past two weeks have been a much needed break for me. I took some time off from work, hit the slopes in Colorado, and finished a couple of knitting projects. I didn’t get in as much knitting time as I would have liked, but it was good to get some stuff off the needles.
First up is the pair of Snapdragon Mittens by Ysolda Teague that I knit up for my SIL as a Christmas/Winter Holiday present. I used Malabrigo Rios in the Sunset colorway. The pattern I modified slightly. I didn’t like the pointy shape of the mitten top so I substituted a plain one from Ann Budd’s Book of Patterns. I love that book and I highly recommend it for your book shelf! I changed how the flip-top was held to the body of the mitten as well. Instead of a loop and button closure, I went with an icord loop at the wrist that held the top down, but didn’t require any buttons.
The second finished object I want to show you is my finished snowboarding hat I made just for the trip out to Colorado!
I am super glad this hat turned out the way it did. It will definitely be in my rotation of winter items now.