I have to say that I love the name of these mittens that I just finished. Several years ago, I had an anxiety condition where I would hold my breath. That's a thing of the past now, but the words "breathe deep" make me instantly do so, and even now it calms me down.
Pattern: Breathe Deep by Through the Loops
Yarn: Brooks Farm Solana in 31
Needles: US 4
Sizing: I used smaller needles and made the larger size. They seem to fit well this way.
I made these mittens for a co-worker. She is often cold, and part of our job is being outside even in the cold weather! She also loves the color red. She has told me that her entire house is decorated with little pops of red.
I find making holiday gifts for my co-workers stressful. (They must be done by Friday!) But I do love finding just the right pattern, yarn, and color for a preson I know well. I hope that she likes them!
PS. I decided to frog Betty. It is a cardigan pattern already, so I don't think adding button bands would give me enough width for it to fit. Also, the sleeves are too tight. It needs to become something else!