Only two last Christmas presents to show you, all done and finished well before 12th night. That means that in the end I only fell down on Joe's socks, and frankly we've been together long enough that I can likely either get away with it or make it up to him, and honestly, he's the sort who would only pretend to be bothered by it so I would have to make it up to him, which means that in a roundabout way he's also probably happy I didn't finish. As much as those aren't done, these pretty Ellie Mitts are.
I'm a little addicted to these, which is funny, because to be completely honest I've always thought that fingerless mitts were a little silly. I mean, if it's cold enough that your hands might need mitts, wouldn't your fingers need mitts too? It's always my fingers that get so cold, but it turns out that I wear mine all the time, they really do make a difference... and now in the deep of the winter, I've been putting them on under my mittens - so that when I inevitably have to take my mitts off to get my keys, or find bus fare, or use my phone - I'm not totally exposed. Turns out they're awesome, and it's hard to beat the MCN kits for these mittens from Indigodragonfly for cozy. Lovely yarn - and the buttons have me entirely charmed.
(The colourway is "Shall we Tint", exclusively from Shall we Knit.)
This pair (together with the other little thing I finished but haven't shown you yet) wrapped up my commitment to Christmas knitting, so I did something (other than plod away on Joe's socks) that I think is super responsible.
I started a Christmas present for next year. Any guesses?