I guess it hasn't been that long since my last post, relatively. I don't exactly remember when that was, so I'll catch up with you later, right now I just want to show you these awesome mittens!!
They are the Galileo mittens by Laura Chau (Ravelry link, here they are on her blog). When I first saw them on her blog I immediately wanted to start making them. I don't normally feel like that about too many projects, and especially not mittens, so when the pattern came out on Friday I bought it and headed out the the yarn store on Saturday. I ended up with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in the Java colourway for the main colour and O-wool 2-ply in a mint green for the contrast.
And now I just want to keep knitting on them! It did take me a while to get gauge, I just started on one mitten and then decided I wanted to try different needles, so I just treated that mitten as a swatch and as practice and when I was happy I ripped it back and started over. I really can't wait to wear these!
*Something I learned while trying to photograph this mitt, it's very awkward trying to take a picture of your own hand...
The winter wear knitting enthusiam could have something to do with the fact that it snowed here for the first time last week and got chilly. But it has warmed up this week, crazy-like, in fact right now it's 16*C out!