As well as we pay Hokkaido up in Japan's north a visit each winter, I decided I should knit at least one new pair of cozy, pretty mittens every year.
Winter is just so much more enjoyable with new, warm knits!
On ravelry I stumbled upon those lovely mittens by Mandy Powers and instantly knew I had to have them.
Trying to use some yarn from my stash, I knitted them in a wool/alpaca blend I had been using for this sweater. The final stitches I did last week on our way to Niseko on Hokkaido, so again I had a finished pair of mittens to photograph in Niseko's heavenly powdery snow!
Hope I can repeat this new found tradition next year!