Multidirectional scarf and classic mittens
I started this multidirectional scarf in Diakeito Diamusee as a way to practice short rows. I have trouble with short rows in the socks I have begun so thought this might be good practice and I love the way the many colors of the yarn shows up diagonally in the scarf pattern. So, it's been going really well! Here's a close up:
I'm loving it and it will be a 25th birthday gift for my niece. Now, instead of something new, here's something old:
This is a pair of mittens bought somewhere in the midwest (probably Wisconsin or Minnesota) on a road trip in 1990, probably at some craft fair. I recall that DH and I stopped in La Crosse to go to the Company Store factory outlet and may have gone other places in La Crosse. The tag says "Estonian Mittens by Chris' mother $19.98". DH found them in a box in our basement. Aren't they amazing? I aspire to such knitting. DH gave me Latvian Mittens by Elizabeth Upitis. I hope to knit something like these in the future.
In the meantime, the multidirectional scarf will do. Happy New Year to all!