I love dolphins; I swam with them once and it was a very special experience. When I saw the photos of these beautiful mittens I had to try them, even though I had never made colourwork mittens before.
The pattern is written for three hand sizes, Small, Medium and Large, and there are different charts with slightly different designs for each one. (Obviously a bigger mitten has room for more picture than a smaller one!!) I went with Small, as my hands are on the titchy side.
The last pattern to be featured from my projects from last year is Poplar- the Dishcloth by Julia Stanfield (j-j on Ravelry). This pattern is part of a collection all using the same stitch pattern to create either a dishcloth, a blanket, a scarf or a cowl. I plumped for the dishcloth, and ended up making two of them during the 2014 GAL. The first was a green one, using KnitPicks Dishie.
I also made a second one, taking out one column of the lace pattern to make a more square-shaped cloth and this was given along with some pretty scented soaps as a Secret Santa gift at work. Unfortunately, the recipient didn't get the clue from the soaps that it was meant to be a face cloth, but she did say she found it very useful indeed to put hot dishes down on at the table for Christmas dinner, so I guess it found an extra use I hadn't anticipated!
And now I have finished reviewing last year's patterns, now it's on into the 2015 Gift-Along! Find out which patterns I'm going to make first tomorrow on the first day (for the UK, at least!)