Almost at the end of January and (drum roll please) I have completed both pairs of mittens. I really struggled with my tension and blocking did fix a few issues. On the topic of which I had never blocked mittens before so that was another new challenge.
Really happy with Freja mittens they are here –http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/freja
The secret garden mittens are okay – I am very picky – turned out better than I expected. My colour choice was limited by my stash so a little darker than I would advise – I also reduced the number of colours by one. Lots of ends to darn in – my least favourite job. There were a lovely group of people participating in the challenge and they offered lots of encouragement and advice to newbies like me. The designer was on hand for any questions and this contributed to a great KAL. Lovely to see all the different colour combos and customisation. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/den-hemmelige-hagen-the-secret-garden-aka-torirot-mystery-mittens-january-2014
I am now smitten with mittens and think there will be a few more – already have two cast on – working on my tension.
So February challenge – I am thinking about a double knit cowl – that needs to ferment for a day or so.