Driving home from work Friday evening I decided to change my plan for the weekend. See, I had planned to work on Christmas presents and a sweater I'm making up as I go. But, suddenly Winter decided to check its calendar and it is C.O.L.D.
(Screenshot from 11 AM Saturday. That's in Celsius. Not factoring in the windchill. It's colder now 3 hours later)
(Seriously)(Although, truthfully, it's not as cold as it was this time last year. Maybe I'm getting wimpy.)(but it's still cold)
So, I decided that a change in plans was called for...
Obligatory inside out thrummed mitten shot. I used Alpaca roving I got from friends who raise alpacas. So soft.
I decided to go "tone-on-tone" using stash Elann Peruvian Highland Wool. I used the pattern in Interweave Knits Winter 2006, but there are patterns available free online for the Googling.
These mittens should help.
(I may or may not be using sign language to express my feelings about the weather in this photo)
Now to go knit the second one and contemplate going out to plug in my car...
PS. Thank you all for the comments and birthday wishes over the past weeks. Bad blogger, I haven't replied. My birthday turned into a week and a half-long celebration, as I was at home with Mom and my older brother and his family on weekend before my birthday, then got taken out for several meals on the weekend of (so. good. so. full. of. food.) and capped off with cake with my younger brother's family the Wednesday after.