Since new Year’s Resolutions never seem to work for me, can I claim a resolution that I have already fulfilled? I can say that my resolution was to do something new. I cast on for the Burnham mittens (seen left) that I talked about a couple of weeks ago. Shortly into the pattern is a Latvian braid…something that I have never done. It isn’t actually difficult at all, just annoying for the most part. It makes the yarns get all twisted up but if you leave them alone, they untwist on the next section of the braid, which twists back in the opposite direction. So I have officially completed a Latvian braid this year and we are only 6 days in.. The second “new” thing that I have done is to finish a fair isle mitten. Those of you that have followed the blog for awhile have probably seen your fair share of fair isle mittens come across the screen. I have yet to finish a single mitten, let alone a pair. I really really want to say that I have knitted an entire matching set of fair isle mittens. So here is my best attempt. Most of the fair isle was knitted on one Sunday while sitting at the shop. This means that I should be able to knit a pair of fair isle mittens in a weekend, but I know this can’t be true. If it were, I would have lots of fair isle mittens. This one is almost done. Mostly done. Just about an inch for the thumb. Does this count?