(Take a moment and imagine me standing on top of a step stool next to a frosty car in the driveway at eight in the morning. No outfit would ever make this normal so I'll spare you. Good thing I don't give a rat's what the neighbors think. Then again, I'm not sure how many were actually awake at that hour on a weekend morning.)
Dainty Bubbles is the pattern. It's related to the Slouchy Bubbles hat I knit for our Cindy last month. This is the pattern I was working on when I realized that I really am a Magic Looper. I'm hoping that's a good thing but who knows...
The yarn has been in my stash for a million years. It's a bit rustic, shall we say? It was sheepy and interesting and it's going to be a while before I know what I think about it. I do know I'm glad that it's Mitten Month and I am therefore off the hook for a bit when it comes to whether or not there will be a matching hat.
While I was waiting for the mittens to dry (and for the frost to arrive), I crankied out a pair of fingerless mitts.
I know. It's a crap photo. I've never been good selfies. Shut up.
Two strands of sock weight yarn held together. Extra long fingers that can be folded back when necessary. They are surprisingly warm and I may need to knit myself a pair as this pair went to my mum.
My favorite thing about those mitts is that the ribbing on the thumbs are perfect. You can't tell where I picked up stitches. It's a tiny detail that no one will ever notice but, for me, it's a sign that I am getting better at this glove/mitten/mitt business. For me, if the skill set isn't improving I'm in trouble.
Unless it's 2x2 rib socks. I think I've knit of them over the years to know how they work. ;^)