Dear, sweet Nicki has been knitting up some wonderful things lately (check out her blog) and was kind enough to knit something for me, as well. Unfortunately, this blog post is way overdue, as a package from her was waiting for me when I returned from San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. I had almost forgotten that we had discussed fingerless mitts a while back, so it was such a nice surprise after that stressful little trip to come home to squishy, present mail!
Nicki really outdid herself, too. Not only did she include some Golden Promise linen from Silkweaver for me to try out for a design I’m working on, which I was expecting, and a pair of gorgeous fingerless mitts, which I was half-expecting, but she also knit a beautiful cowl for me to go with the mitts. Little did she know (and I think that I’ve even neglected to tell her before now) that I get sore throats and other issues where I just love having something wrapped around my neck and throat area. Seriously! I have had a sore throat all day and am wearing it right now. Ahhhh, heavenly.
Per usual, the colors aren’t spot on, but are close enough to give you an idea. Look at the patterns she used! Lacy, cabled and just wonderful!
The overdyed yarn that she used is mottled with such lovely colors; it is simply scrumptious! And the stitches are so tiny, I can’t even begin to tell you how delicate her knitting is. I have no idea how small the needles she used are, but they have to be teeny. Nicki and I had already discovered before that our hands are similarly sized, so hopefully it made it easier for her to stitch the mitts. They are just the right size!
Nicki said that this is her first pair of fingerless mitts that she has knit, but you truly couldn’t tell from looking at them. Her knitting is perfection.
Nicki, you are amazing! Thank you so much for your kindness! I only hope that I will be able to return the favor sometime in the future.
Oh my goodness – they look heavenly!!! 😀
They’re so beautiful, Jenna! I know you’ll enjoy using this special gift and will be thinking fondly of Nicki. 🙂
Gorgeous! And the perfect color for you too!!