In order to have these stitches show in the photo, I had to turn off the flash on the camera to ensure that there were lots of shadows.
In the midst of working on the afghan, I still had a pair of fittens to finish. These worked up very quickly and I was able to give them to my friend when I saw her on the weekend. She was thrilled with them.
As far as I can tell, I met my goal of fitten knitting this year. It was smart to have started the first pair back in January so that I wasn't feeling pressure this month to be stitching late into the night. I get great pleasure from creating gifts for family and friends. It should never feel like a chore as that takes away an pleasure. So please, pace yourself and enjoy what you are working on. When it stops being fun, put it away and work on something else for a while.
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