Whenever I make a pronouncement here, it seems to be quickly followed by a u-turn. (Most recently: no casting on anything else for myself until the closet is sorted out! / hell-OH! tag team sweaters) But it is not always thus. For instance, at the first of the year I pronounced that one of the things I wanted to do this year was knit more for others. My photographer niece gave me one opportunity when she requested some fingerless gloves for her crack-of-dawn photo shoots. I’ve spent a bunch of time over the past month or so fretting about color and trying to do something interesting, original … blog-worthy. But then I realized that was me indulging myself and fretting on my own behalf. All she wanted was warm hands!
There’s a hashtag going around Instagram, #mostwornhandknit, and Ashley Yousling asked for mine. My immediate reaction was “psht, that’s a no-brainer: my Super Simple Mitts.” Which really made me wonder why would I make Casey anything else. I have multiple balls of Berroco Blackstone Tweed in my stash, and couldn’t be happier with the way the yarn has aged over the past two+ years. Those mitts are just as soft and light and warm as you could hope for. So that’s what I’ve shipped off to Casey — in a nice peacock blue — and she’s very excited that they’re on their way.
There’s probably a lesson in there somewhere.