Week One of the 11 pairs in 2011 Challenge

I know I mentioned a few days ago that I was joining the 11 mittens for 2011 challenge on the Ravelry group I Make Mittens. Our start time was midnight GMT on New Years Eve, ¬†which meant that I could start at 7 p.m. my time. I was about to sit down to a lovely prime rib dinner then, so it was closer to 8 p.m. before I actually cast on. We watched a couple of shows on Netflix instant download after supper and I astonished myself by (a) staying up to midnight (it’s been a long time since I bothered to stay up for New Year’s) and (b) finishing the first mitten. I cast on for the second one Saturday morning and finished grafting the thumb tip at about 10 p.m. Myrriah suggested the color combination here. She said it would be a “witchy” look!

Green and Black basic mittens

I’m probably going to make a pair with blue cuffs and black hands next.