I finally cast on for a new Christmas present - mittens for my mother. I was contemplating gloves, which might be more useful (for driving, etc.) but mittens just seem more fun. A little whimsical, I guess. The yarn is Cascade 220 in a deep purple, held together with a strand of Crystal Palace Fizz for the cuffs. I'm following the Basic Mittens pattern from Vogue Knitting Mittens and Gloves, which are knitted flat and then seamed up. Here's what they look like right now:
Since my parents are coming to town later this week and I won't be knitting the mittens in front of my mom, I re-cast on for the baby raglan from Debbie Bliss' The Baby Knits Book. The last one I started was way too tiny. The size on this one is much better. I also switched the main color from teal to this grayish blue, still in the Rowan Calmer. Oh, I love that yarn!