I'll just be honest. I began these hand warmers as a project from my stash for myself last summer. By my estimation they only took a few hours - stretched out in five and ten minute snippets over four months. As summer rolled into fall, I just didn't feel right about keeping them. Not when they coordinate so easily with Mom's birthday scarf from last year. And especially not when I recognized the possibility of completing a handmade birthday gift before Christmas, instead of well after the birthday festivities.
I was happy to wrap them up and send them on their way. Though I did enjoying staging this little self-portrait photo shoot. This lovely yarn is a luxuriously soft blend of silk and alpaca. Fortunately, I still have a skein left to create something special for myself. (Unless I decide to go for a three-peat next year!)