Camp Out Fingerless Mitts & Cookies
There are 9 days until Christmas! I have 2 (maybe 3) more hats and 1 pair of mitts left to knit before I am going to consider my Christmas knitting complete. This weekend we had a snowstorm so it was a great weekend to craft & cook. I was able to knit 2 children's hats and finish a pair of Camp Out Fingerless Mitts. I really love this mitt pattern because it's so so simple, it's free, the mitts are really functional, they look cool, and it's a very quick knit! Does it get any better than that? I used Plymouth Yarns Gina, which is a worsted weight, colorful yarn, and it's only $6.99 a skein for over 200 yards. I purchased 2 skeins so that I could get the mitts to "match" in color. I think I can squeak out one - maybe two - more pairs of mitts out of the two skeins. So for about $14 I can make 3 pairs of mitts, not bad! Each mitt takes me about 2-3 hrs to complete so I will definitely make them again. Although I completed quite a few projects I don't feel like I had a ton of knitting time, instead I spent time making Christmas cookies, candy, and some soup during the storm. Then I started eating cookies, and eating cookies and eating some more cookies, ugh. I am filled with regret. But, they taste so good and are a favorite of mine. I have a lot of favorites. I told my husband yesterday that I have something wrong with me -- it's called "cookie monster-ism" I just can't help it. After posting a picture on instagram of these Molasses Crinkles I had a request to share the recipe. The recipe I used was from Fearless Homemaker. http://www.fearlesshomemaker.com/2012/12/molasses-crinkle-cookies/ The only adjustment I made was not to add the cardamom. More snow headed our way tomorrow!