While the recent ice storm brought more than its share of troubles, it did provide a lot of beautiful views:
and knitting time!
I finally finished Peter's mittens and he's been enjoying the super cozy mitts ever since.
As I mentioned before, switching from dpns to magic loop gave me a little gauge issue. You know how you're supposed to try out your gauge on the same needles that you intend to use to knit the item? Well, this is why:
One mitten is definitely smaller than the other. Luckily, Peter doesn't care. I used US 4 needles for both - but bamboo dpns for the larger one, and an Addi lace needle for the smaller one. The definition and texture on the magic loop mitten is so much better, I'll be using the loop again the next time I make these.
I'm not the only one who took advantage of the past few days.
Marcia finished the sweater for her daughter - she just needs to find the perfect buttons to compliment it.
Cheryl returned from a trip to the West Coast to welcome a new grandchild (congrats!) and brought this replica of a classic Bowdoin sweater to share with us:
Becka has been using her fair isle skills again. Check out the first of her Endpaper Mitts:
She used Dream in Color Smooshy in Lipstick Lava, along with black Cascade Heritage.
Speaking of Dream in Color, did I mention that we just got in a shipment of Classy?