I finished the Daisy Mittens by String Theory and gifted them today.
And promptly started looking for another pair to cast on. Now I am still determined to use up my stash, so I had to find a pair that would use the same knitpicks yarn, 7 st per inch, which is what I have in abundance. I settled on another pair by String Theory, Flower Mittens:
The only difference I made is that I chose to make a ribbed cuff, rather than the doubled-stockinette stitch cuff, which involves sewing (something I am spectacularly not good at).
I haven't yet decided who these will go to for a gift, I really just want to knit mittens right now. Heaven knows, the last thing I need is more mittens in my cupboard.
In other news, I was off work Monday and spent the whole day baking and cooking! I made this delicious Savory Tart, from my favorite non-knitting blog, "Reading my Tea Leaves." If you like rich, delicious, savory-sweet tarts, you will love this. It's made with mushrooms, carmelized onions, eggs, cream, goat cheese, and a touch of fig preserve on the goat cheese. In a delicious pastry shell. I don't often bake, but this was totally worth it.
And since I forgot to buy bread, I baked some.
(Ignore the hole)
It is very hard to find a warm place in my house for dough to rise when it's January, so it didn't get very big.
What are you all up to? How are the resolutions coming along?
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