Pattern: Manly Mitts (<----click) (from knitty.com)
Yarn: Knit Picks - Telemark - Colorways Cardinal and Drift Needles: Size 4 DPs
I saw these mittens on someone's blog and wondered why they had to be "manly". I decided that the choice of color could make a difference and acceptable for a woman to wear. I wanted to knit these mittens to compliment a favorite red scarf.
This is a close up of the gusset (and soon to be thumb) that is a different pattern from the main portion of the mitten. I like the contrast.
The days of partying on New Year's Eve are behind me. I used to host a dinner party with an evening of games for my friends but have stopped that as well when some drank to much and had to be driven home. I'm now content to sit in front of the TV with my favorite munchies and knitting. Of course, I will have "tourtierre" (pork pies) for dinner as that has been a lifelong tradition. My daughter made 20 pies this year and always sends me home with a frozen one. I think she has outdone herself this year as they are delicious. The only time I eat pork pies is at Christmas and New Years.