this is my knitnight group, a fabulous group of women i have the pleasure of knitting with on monday nights!
shannon and blair organized a post-holiday swap, and i was to craft for hillary (that's her down at the end in dark blue). we each had to fill out a questionnaire and the three things that called out to me on hillary's form were: (1) something to keep her warm (2) she loves frank lloyd wright and (3) she liked the colors teal and green.
i went with frank lloyd wright's stained glass windows because i thought their geometric patterns would transfer nicely to knitting charts, and i got to work sketching and then knitting!
here are the finished mitts...
on the back i put his initials...
these were a lot of fun to design and make (even though i did suffer a wee bit from "second mitt" syndrome) and i am pleased to report that hillary really liked them!
a swapping good success in my book!!
the person crafting for me was little heather. she is making me this fantastic squirrel but wasn't quite finished by last night. i reassured her a number of times that i did not mind waiting, but she insisted i take home this yarn that she spun... after me saying it wasn't necessary and her insisting that it was, i decided to take the yarn but to use it to knit up something for her.
so keep an eye out for this yarn in the near future, it's so gorgeous i can't wait to knit with it!!