Oh my gosh, it is less than a month to the Minnesota State Fair and of course, I’m sprinting to finish my entry. I am entering the colorwork mittens category again and once again using my own design.
You may recognize the Goldy Gopher face I designed for my cousin Andy’s mittens last fall. I switched the colors from the original so Goldy is actually gold and made the “M” on the hat a little closer to the University of Minnesota “M”.
The palm of the mitten feature the Minnesota “M” and work over to the other side slightly.
The cuff says “Ski-U-Mah,” a slogan used at the U since 1884. I’m hoping the local twist wins me some extra love from the judges, plus the mascot of the fair is also a gopher.
I still need to figure out what I’m going to do on the thumb if anything and it all needs a good blocking. Oh yeah, I also need to knit the second mitten. Ok, going to pick up my needles now!
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