So now, all I need to do is to pack everything together and go to the post office ... if I don't delay this, for once I would be able to send the presents on time. My idiosyncrasy ... I just don't like going to post office, so I would keep putting it off.
Pattern and Modifications: Broad Street Mittens from Knitty (designed by Janis Cortese) plus the glove pattern in Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handbook of Patterns
I knitted the gloves mainly following Ann Budd's pattern and switched to the Knitty pattern for the mitten covers.
Yarns: Elann's Sock It to Me Collection Essential 4 Ply
Since I used Ann Budd's book to help with the gauge, I went back to this machine-washable sock yarn, which is more practical for my brother in terms of care. The yarn is a bit rough to the touch when you first knit with it, but it softens more and more with wash ... but of course, don't try to compare it with Lorna Lace ... hahaha ...
Gauge and Needles: 7.5 stitches to 1", dpns US2 and US3 (for binding off of fingers)
During the past weekend, I managed to get a second square (Vicki Sever Square) for the GAAA done:
There was no struggle with the needle sizes and gauge this time. I love the design of this square and it was a great pleasure to work with. Sever got the inspiration for the design from her sister who died of breast cancer. Other than the breast cancer awareness ribbon, the cross stands for faith, the anchor for hope and the heart for love. I especially like the anchor.