I was pleased with the crochet border, and even added an additional double crochet row, since I had a couple days before the planned gifting.
In the weeks after, I found myself not knitting. I was busy with life. Work, kids, house, stress, etc. These are the things that usually drive me to knitting, but I just wasn't sure what to knit. I knew what I SHOULD be knitting: mitts for the teachers' Christmas present, my sweeties hunting mitts and a few other things that had been in progress for close to forever. I knew what I was tempted to knit, new and exciting things for myself, but then I felt guilt for the older and only unexciting because of their age things. So I just didn't pick up the needles. I would pack them in my bag, and carry them around the house, but without actually knitting. No knitting meant no need to blog about knitting.
I finally broke through my knitting ennui last Friday, but finding something more boring. I had continuing education for three hours. I needed some non-complicated knitting that would occupy my hands and keep me awake for three hours. I started with a few lines completed, and made it all the way to finishing thumb increases. A re-joining after casting off the thumb and a dozen or so ribbed rows later, and I was casting off this morning. And casting off the second. I guess if I even wanted to know how long it took to knit one mitt, the answer is four to five hours. I estimate that I have to finish one mitt every two weeks in October and November, and now I find myself well ahead of my deadline.
Today, it is all about the break, but not a break up.