DD is a music major. Violin is her primary instrument, and she is sousaphone (tuba) section leader for the UMO Marching Band. (She is known as the little tuba, as she is more than a foot shorter than some of the other tuba players).
Given her major, and the fact that she is in marching band, symphony orchestra, Pep Band, a VERY active member of Kappa Kappa Psi (music service frat), it only seemed appropriate for her new mitts from me to be of a musical bend. Thanks to Ravelry's advanced pattern search, I was able to find this pattern (and it was even free) for the project. I chose Shetland for the little bards on the fiber being able to hold in little airpockets of warmth... a nice feature up here in Maine during the winter.
Pattern: Musica mitts
Designer: Anne Neumann
Needles: Size 1 double points
The little extra I found to go with this theme for Kille is a treble clef shawl pin. I knit her a stole/shawl before her first semester of college, to "wrap around herself whenever she needed a mom hug", and the shawl pin can go with that. Now if I can find her a bass cleaf shawl pin as well....