With this chilly weather (colder than usual) here in San Diego, and a few trips up to the Sierras, these needles of mine have been clicking away. I finished, well almost finished, these mittens some time ago, but have yet to put thumbs on them. This was my first pair of mittens I've tackled, and it was quite an easy pattern to follow. The only problem I found is that you need three different sizes of needles to make one pair of gloves. And, while I feel like I have every needle under the sun, I still had to purchase two for this project. That was not so bad, but if you wanted to make mittens for the whole family, as the pattern allows, you'd have to make a fair investment in needles.
On a recent 6 hour car trip to the mountains, I realized I was in need of a new ski hat so this project went on and off the needles on the drive up. I am not typically a fan of chunky yarn, as I find it bulky and awkward to work with. But, despite all of that, this new yarn by Purl Soho is really, really soft and cozy, which made up for its bulky nature.And, lastly is the beginnings of a sweater for my little man. This went on the needles before any of these projects listed above, and its still there. Last year I made him a sweater as well, but it turned out so darn small even his 1 year old self would have barely fit. This time I've upped the size to the 4 (as the 6 would be too, too big), but I added extra length to the sleeves and arms. Now, all I need to do is get this off the needles in hopes that it will fit before he grows any more, and well, before our winter fades into spring and summer.