It has turned really cold here and there is a lazy wind blowing up the bay and it goes straight through you. I got the mittens and beanie finished just in the nick of time for this cold weather.
I was able to wear them and my new cardigan on my walk and stay reasonably warm. This is my first ever pair of mittens that I have made and now I have the taste to start on some gloves, which I have never made before either. I had used a different wool to the one recommended in the pattern and to get the guage correct had to use larger needles. Although it achieved the right size I'm not really pleased with the look of the knitting. I think it would have looked better with a firmer stitch.
But, I need to get started on the jumper I promised my husband. I bought a new pair of bamboo needles which started to split before I have got more than 2 rows into the knitting. I will not be buying them again. Then I made a mistake in the pattern and have had to go onto reverse. I left the wool I pulled off the needles so that I would know when I had caught up to were I left off. (That old Ikea plastic bag makes a great wool holder. It feeds the wool evenly and keeps everything else neat, then I can stuff the knitting into it when I leave the piece.)
Still, it is great weather to sit in a warm room and knit or sew.