Ignore the fuzzy photos. Apparently, my camera can't handle to excitement of photographing people in what I knit for them. I'm going to give you the specifics on some of the projects. If you're on Ravelry, you can just look at my projects page. I think this is more fun.
Project: Trick's Mitts
Made for: Trick, Becky's boyfriend of forever/partner in sin
Why I selected this pattern: From prior posts, you can determine that I was going to knit Trick a very cute snake and mouse. Well.....I ran out of time for the felting process (It would have been wet in the gift wrap, never a good sign) Trick's a smoker, so he needed some fingerless gloves so that he would no longer freeze his fingers off. I looked through several books and my queue and found this pattern in a book I already owned (always a plus when knitting at the last minute). I also had some very guy friendly Noro I got at Woolgirl's sale a few months ago.
Pattern: Medallion Mitts by Michael de Vecchio. Found in the book, Knitting with Balls.
Needles: I used size 5 and they seemed a bit small but fit Trick perfectly. I would use a size six next time around. I used my addi lace and magic looped them. Loved it. Need to use that technique more often.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon. It took 1 ball plus 10 yards of another.
Mods: I made these a little bit longer than the pattern called for (hence needing extra yarn).
Notes: I love this pattern, it was a super quick knit and the cables kept it interesting. One that I would make again.