As it turns out, I really could make good use of a new pair of mittens these mornings. Now, if only I had thought of this before the arrival of December and the below freezing temperatures... But I do tend to the be the sort that realizes the utlity of something after the moment when I first would benefit from having it, so I guess that it isn't any surprise that I am just now casting on for a pair of mittens for myself.
I'm using the Basic Mittens pattern from Green Mountain Spinnery, which comes highly recommended by my friend Sarah, who is my personal knitting guru. The yarn is Fibre Company Organik, which I knew that I wanted to use, but couldn't find locally. I ended up ordering it from Mr. Yarn, and I couldn't be more excited about knitting with it. It is just so, so soft and fluffy. I am still working on the legwarmers (now of non-giant proportions), but find myself a little bit distracted by the intensity of my sudden need to knit mittens. So, I'm just going to roll with it.
In other news, if you haven't had a chance to enter the giveaway in honor of the release of Volume Ten of Alphabet Glue, there is still time! And, you should definitely read through the comments on the post if you are in need of a good book to read any time soon. At press time I would estimate that there are probably about two hundred book recommendations in there. Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and head over!
Yarning along with Ginny today.