When his dragon-loving younger brother asked me for a pair of dragon mittens, I might have whimpered. It turns out, however, that there are a number of fun dragon mitten patterns available. I don't know if I needed to wing it (ha! see what I did there?) in 2010, but I certainly don't need to improvise in 2015.
The pattern is purchased; the yarn came in the mail today*; I haven't yet seen the Downton Abbey finale. Time to cast on, my friends.
*I was going to declare 2015 the Year of Stash Knitting, but dragon mittens called my name. It's two 50g skeins of Knitpicks Palette -- cheap and compact and I am going to use them up starting rightnow. My husband** will totally find that persuasive, right?
**My husband is not in any way an anti-yarn ogre, but he is still recovering from the day earlier this winter when an internet pal sent me >20 pounds of yarn. It is awesome, beautiful yarn and so far I have used a bunch and shared a bunch, but it turns out that >20 pounds of yarn is a lot of yarn. Who knew?