I do this to myself practically every year. I ask my dad what he wants for Krampus, he responds with “something knitted,” and I put it off until the week before its due. I guess I just enjoy the stress of timed knitting. Or maybe I just like the excuse to not go outside during this time of the year.
Either way, just like previous years, I’ve completed my dad’s gift just in time. I love these mitts. I loved
almost every second of these beauties. I’m kinda sad to see them go, but I know they are going to a loving home where they will be appreciated and worn often.
I made the pattern up on the fly. Mostly due to the fact that I started them while sitting in line for the Hobbit and I had no internet available to me. I used Alex as a size reference. Twisted 2X2 rib for the cuff. 4 stitch pattern repeat. Changed up the pattern on the thumb gusset to keep it interesting. Also the yarn was the left overs from his hat I knitted him last Krampus. (Yarn is Knit Picks comfy worsted.)
I’m creating a list for my crafting goals for 2015, so look forward to that one. I do know one thing that will be on there: “Start dad’s gift before December.”