The Day after Christmas and Lofty Cable Mittens

Oh it was a nice Christmas!  We took lots of pictures, but I think this one sums it up pretty well.

He had a great time.  We had dinner with friends which was also nice.  They live across the street from us so it was a short journey.   Davey had a wonderful time playing with his friends there.

So we are just relaxing today – and all week.  Today I’ve got to go to the library and make a quick stop at the store, but that’s it!

I finished my first pair of mittens last night.  The pattern is called Lofty Wool Cable Mittens.  I made them with Lamb’s Pride Bulky, and they went so fast.  This is the same yarn that I used for David’s sweater.  I had enough of the off-white leftover to make these.  I was afraid that I was going to run out of yarn though.  They took nearly 2 skeins.  They are fairly long mittens and should be very very warm. The pattern had a stockinette wrist so that it would roll.  I could just feel snow rolling into my wrists at the thought of that, so I did a 2×2 rib instead.

Making the bulky cables with this yarn did make my hands just a little sore, but not too bad.  I love how the cables stand out so well.

Today I am starting some slippers which I am going to felt.  They are supposed to go pretty quickly too.  I’m having fun with a few quick projects before I go back to some of the other projects which are waiting for me.

Happy Day after Christmas!

4 thoughts on “The Day after Christmas and Lofty Cable Mittens

  1. Beautiful! They are so classic looking.

    Davey and his little superheros remind me of when Stephen was a little one. We have ThunderCats and Silverhawk toys EVERYWHERE! LOL

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