Sunday, February 03, 2013

Care Package

We live in the southern end of Central California, and we do have chilly weather during the winter months, foggy and often freezing at night; on the other hand, it's not freezing cold past eight or nine in the morning usually, so Paige is having a little "weather" shock going to school in Davis, which gets a little colder than we do. She uses her bike to get to classes, but I'm pretty sure her dad gave her a pair of bicycling gloves that should keep her  hands toasty on her commute. Still, I decided to knit her a pair of fingerless gloves this week, thinking it would help take the edge off the cold. I'm sending her a little care package tomorrow, which includes the cupcake mitlets, a catnip toy for her cat, her Women's Health Magazine, and a new ATM card that she had to have sent to us since they wouldn't send it to her college address. Maybe if I add a little candy, it will be a more exciting little gift, but I'm sure she'll be happy to see that ATM, considering she lost hers over a week ago, so she hasn't been able to access any cash to do her laundry .
This was a fun and easy pattern to knit although I still managed to have troubles with it. The original pattern has a pretty narrow ribbing section and quite a few repeats of the pattern before starting the thumb gusset. I knit one "mittlet," and decided that it was just too big and clumsy. I went back and made the ribbing longer, and I'm happy with my adjustments now.

5 comments:

Dee said...

Very pretty! I'm sure that will help keep the chill away.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- lucky girl! Those mitts are adorable!

Willow said...

Cute mitts!
I'd be excited if you sent me an ATM card, too :)

JayJay said...

Love the mitts! I think your adjustments look great, and I'm sure Paige will love it. :)

Torhild said...

love them.