First a pair of mitts to keep my hands warm in the morning before my car warms up enough to prevent me from freezing to death (OK, fine. It's not that cold but I hate being cold and it makes me grumpy) and in the office where they set the thermostat at temperatures only someone having a hot flash would think is appropriate. I admit that I'm cold blooded. Between the winter temperatures and the air conditioning in the summer, I freeze.
Pattern: Cabled Fingerless Mitts by Joelene Wiggins
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Jeweled Hand Dyed in Red
Mods: Added an extra repeat of the band at the top of the glove and the thumb to make it a bit longer. I have very long fingers and need extra length.
Pattern: Robin's Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Iufer
Yarn: Cascade Jeweled Hand Dyed
Mods: Only knitted the sides of the hat for 4 inches instead of the 5 to 5.5 inches the pattern called for. I think I would have liked the hat better if I had only done 3 inches instead of the 4 I did but I'm too lazy to go back and red0 it, so it is what it is.
Both of these patterns were very simple to follow and easy to knit. I enjoyed them very much.
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was pretty uneventful, had dinner with the In-laws and as usual enjoyed every ones company. The party was very small this year, just Hubbs and I, Sister-in-law and her 2 year-old son and Mom & Dad. Turkey was eaten and desserts were enjoyed (even if SIL did steal my chance at making my first homemade pumpkin by out from under me. lol)
Hubbs and I are off for our semi-annual post thanksgiving camping trip with the car club. We're going to be camping out up in the Sierras and rumor has it that there might be snow tonight! So excited! Thankfully it's RV camping and we'll have our heater since I'm such a wimp when it comes to cold. I have all my cold weather gear packed including my silk long johns and snow boots. I'm hoping that I survive! Wish me luck! I'm sure that I'll be back with lots of good stories and good pictures to share next week! God Bless!