I chose four people randomly (or, rather, random.org gave me four numbers and I matched them up with the commenters). They have been contacted and will receive their yarn hopefully this week. They are:
Melissa of Banana Migraine
Anne of The Bag Lady & The Pro
Michele of McKnitter
Last week I finished some fingerless mittens for our favorite preschool teacher. She's the type of person who can tell when something is slightly 'off' with your child or you, and she's so caring and knowledgeable and practical with her childrearing advice. I hadn't jumped on the fingerless mittens bandwagon because, truthfully, where we live it's just usually too cold. You need fingers on your mittens. But then I observed what happens on the preschool playground. The teachers have to take their mittens or gloves off a lot to help the kids. So I decided to make these:
Axel Mitts by Blue Garter
Araucania Nature Wool Chunky color 111
The pattern is written for bulky weight, and as Araucania Nature Wool Chunky is misnamed and is a worsted weight, I jiggered the pattern a little bit. But see how nice? They fold up over your fingers. Perfect for the preschool playground.