Some Goals Accomplished
The Olympics are done and so am I. Almost. Is it just me or did they seem extra long this time? I have never watched so many volleyball and water polo matches in my life. Actually, I only half watched them because I was mostly trying to meet my goal of knitting a mitten a day for the duration of the Olympics. That goal was, sadly, not met, but I knew it was going to be tough to pull off when I started with those fair-isle mittens. Those took two days a piece (not counting the thumbs), so I think I may count each mitten as two!
Most of the other mittens and fingerless mitts I made were not as fine or difficult, so it was not too difficult to keep up a good pace. In the end, I was able to make 6.5 pairs, minus a thumb I still have to do on one of the fair isle mittens. Those thumbs are tough and I’ll need a chunk of concentrated knitting time accomplish that last bit.
I was especially happy with these cheerful mittens I made for the boys using yarn we had dyed using kool-aid. I think they like them as well.
Want to see them all together?
Everyone in the family got a pair or two and I may even have one or two in there for gift giving. It feels good to have this wintry task done ahead of time. Now, all we need is a proper winter!
To celebrate the end of the Olympics, I made crumpets for the first time on Sunday using a recipe from this book. They were really easy and delicious as well.
Do you like my crumpets as Olympic rings? They were fluffy and moist; really nothing like the store bought ones. Freshly made and eaten, they have a lovely crispness that gets lost fairly quickly, so they are best hot off the griddle. We had them slathered with butter and marmalade or cherry jam. I will definitely be making these again and I won’t wait until the next Olympics to have them.