I shouldn't complain; the Midwest of the US and Canada are in a deep freeze so deep that it may be July before they warm up. And, it is going to be much warmer here on the coast of Maine shortly. But right now, I am writing this and it is cold.
I got a few things knit last week.
My scrap sock yarn shawl is done. The pattern is Linus and it is really easy. It was a good palate cleanser after Abayomi.
I finished Lynne's socks! It was a good way to remember Cape Cod.
I knit the Mayfield Mitts designed by Erica Huesser next, and found that a bird in the hand ...
... is worth two on the back of Pogo! Shhhhh, I took this while she was asleep. Be vewy vewy quiet.
The palm side of the mitt is also beautiful:
These mitts are unblocked, and I am sure they will be even prettier once blocked, but I was too excited to show you.
The yarn is Swans Island Sterling Collection fingering weight in the colors Jasper and Citrine, which made them sort of medieval looking. I love their Sterling Collection yarns, which are available in fingering and worsted weights. The fibers are 85% Certified Organic Merino and 15% Black Alpaca, which feels absolutely lovely. Because the alpaca is black, the colors are of course darker and richer than other yarns; they are really stunning. I am basically addicted to this yarn.
I forgot how much I enjoy stranded color knitting. This pattern was easy to remember on the palm, yet interesting to knit on the back of the hand; I loved watching the leaves and the bird appear as I knit. I highly recommend this pattern.
Pogo will be sleeping until Spring.