I'm back, I'm home. I know, I did a terrible job of blogging my trip. You know I have a lot to tell you, though, as I get myself organized. India was just so...much. I ate everything. I didn't get sick. I lived through a terrible car crash outside of Agra, India (the driver of the other car died).
While I sort my thoughts, my stories and my photos, I'll give you that Christmas FO secret knitting list that I never shared.
First I knit for my mom. Mom got my first stab at Dashing; although I flubbed the cable on this one, she didn't notice or mind.
I used size 6 needles and two skeins of Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed.
I kept going with the Dashing and soon had hand coverings for Ben.
I used the Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed and size 6 needles again, but in a soft green color rather than the red.
Then I realized my friend Len had asked for a handknit, so Len got Dashing as well.
These I create with size 5 needles and Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed, 2 skeins of Serpentine.
My friend Andre? Yeah, he got identical mitts.
Andre's wife Cheryl got...Dashing! This time, though, in a colorful Noro Kureyon and on size 5 needles (they were very small until I blocked them over shampoo bottles).
You can imagine that by then I was tired, very tired, of Dashing (...through the snow...) So, for my friend Sandy, I shook things up.
I knit Evangeline.
These lovelies were once again from Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed in a Natural/Oatmeal hue, on size 6 needles.
My friend Amy still needed mitts. Why mess with a good thing? Evangeline again! I was on a roll.
I made the finger covering of this pair slightly longer so they could be worn long over the fingers for warmth or folded for additional finger agility. I used size 6 needles and Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed, in Asparagus.
Yes, it was Mitt Year here for the holidays, yet I myself still have no mitts in sight. A few balls of lovely blue tweed are sighing from the stash, waiting for me to face yet another Evangeline, but I have other projects and other deadlines ahead, so my fingers may have to cool it for a while. Let me tell you, this snowy, icy day begs for a warm and sturdy set of mitts!
Now that we've recapped, expect a deluge of travel post to hit forthwith.