|Macro Monday shot for over at Lisa's Chaos|
My sister made me these lovely fingerless mittens and matching socks. The sky blue yarn is a skein I received from a wonderful Ravelry swap partner a couple of months ago... it's 50/50 silk and merino hand-dyed in Scotland by Belle Epoque Yarns. The mitten pattern is 'Mitt Envy' which I chose from Ravelry and Nikki tweaked a bit and the socks are 'Hot Waves' from 'The Joy of Sox'.
I'm so impressed by the fit of the mittens that I've already cast on using Nikki's revised notes for a pair in Mini Mochi Lake Trail. I'll leave out the cable pattern and change the rib to a shorter 1x1 so the mitts should look like they're plain stocking stitch but won't curl at the edges...
Mum wasn't able to get home for Christmas due to the weather so we had her with us virtually on skype for most of the day! This worked out pretty well for opening presents as I was the designated present opener for mum :) Then we cooked dinner with anyone who was passing the virtual mother having a quick chat on the way past... once again I feel this went pretty well.
Next it was time to eat and, as mum had prompted me to put a centrepiece on the table, someone was kind enough to carry her to the table to see the decorated reindeer (mmm) I had chosen.... and thoughtful enough to leave her there so that she join in with the eating, drinking and cracker pulling.... I'm not convinced that being a virtual dinner guest really cuts the mustard!!
Hope you all have had a good (or at least entertaining!) day :)