In November I bought some beautiful cashmere yarn from indy dyer Elisabeth Beverley before I had decided what to make with it. Then I came across three patterns for fingerless mittens with perfect titles. Poor Poets Gloves, Readers Mittens and Driving Miss Daisy, for three university friends, one a historian (with a a new job which means she spends a lot of time driving from student to student), two writers and all avid readers.
The yarn is dyed with plant dyes from Elisabeth's garden. Cochineal, yarrow and woad.
Poor poets for one writer who has won awards for her poetry
Readers gloves for C who is never seen without several books in her bag (despite the demands of two lovely boys)
And Driving Miss Daisy for K, appropriately for a historian, dyed with woad
It was a bit of a rush but they were all finished, packed up, posted and arrived on time for Christmas
Happy New Year everyone