We're trying to rush in spring by knitting felted mittens - that's based on the idea of bringing an umbrella to ward off the rain. It may have worked, we hit 50 degrees today.
But, we did have three days of near-0 degree weather after the mittens were finished, so Zara got at least a little bit of use out of them in this season.
When they were done, before they were felted, I was sure they would end up being too big so I didn't pay close attention while felting. Thankfully, we checked them when we did because they felted wicked fast and were just the right size.
Thankfully, also, felting is forgiving. I discovered on this project that I was twisting stiches on the purl. As a result, I had lines of strangled stitches where I'd put in short rows. Never mind that it took two gloves and three sets of short rows to figure out that I was doing something wrong! I also started the thumb opening in the wrong spot. But to look at them, you'ld never know it.
The pockets came out okay. The top flaps should have been a little closer to the bottoms, but they'll do.
Best of all, the one who requested them is happy and actually kept them on her hands.