This really has more or less just fallen off the needles. It was faster than it has any right to be (even if it is only a tiny bit of knitting). The first one has now had a proper blocking and had its ends all tidily tucked away.
Number two is off the needles (and here is shamelessly showing off its insides…which really I think are rather nifty) and waiting for its turn to be blocked.
And speaking of blocking, I’ve found the easiest way to do these is actually over the top of a one liter water bottle. Depending on how tall you make the wrist on yours, you can roll up a stiff piece of paper to make a little cylinder to fill out the top, but for shorties like these it’s not really needed. The curve of the top part of the bottle is perfect for filling out the knitting.
Oh, and for those of you who have been waiting, the nifty little cabled mitts we’ve all been making eyes at are coming out Tuesday. If you want an email (and a coupon) when they do, be sure you’re on the mailing list!