and especially with the holidays hovering just ahead, it's easy to get caught up in other knitting. namely gift knitting, or market knitting if you've got any of those coming up. trust me, I know how easy it is to forget to knit for yourself....
so I'm happy to say I've talked some sense into myself, and am working on selfish knitting here and there. when more than 95% of what I knit isn't for me, or anyone in my household, it's pretty stinkin' important to fit in some selfish and family knits.
I give you basketcase mitts. pattern by amy miller. remember my pendulum? same designer. you can't go wrong. i love her!
this was a really quick knit with gorgeous results. that basketweave stitch is just so stunning! I love it. paired with plucky knitter traveler aran yarn, really you can't go wrong. the colour I used is honey wilkes.
these mitts are so very warm, and squishy, and the colour is just so pretty! I keep staring at my hands. hee hee... I even had 43g leftover yarn... one skein is more than enough.
I did go down in needle sizes. I used a 4mm/US6 and 5mm/US 8 for these mitts. they're still a little bit bigger than I'd like... so warning that I think these mitts run a bit big... it's not stopping me from wearing them though. nope, they like my hands, and my hands like them. :)
and even with all of the deadlines looming ahead, I'm so very happy I set aside time for a selfish knit. and if I can do it, trust me.. you can too. if you're the type of person who rarely knits for yourself, I challenge you to make sure you do some selfish knitting, with some lovely yarn for Christmas... you deserve it! xo
i'm already working on my next selfish knit. what are you working on? xo