The pattern is Hansa Mittens. I used September's artwalk club yarn (White over Red by Mark Rothko was the painting) and some Knitpicks merino/silk sock yarn.
The pattern was not hard to follow and I haven't decided whether to block them yet. Maybe next weekend. If I do it now, they won't be dry to wear them tomorrow.
They are a bit big (also a reason to maybe not block them, I don't need them to grow any). The tips of my fingers come to the part where the decreases start. I wonder if I wash them and throw them into the dryer for just a bit if they'll shrink. I'm not sure if the yarn is superwash or not.
But I'd hate to ruin them after all that work. I'm going to weigh the yarn and see if there's enough for a pair of footie socks with contrasting heels or maybe a hat. I still need a hat since the beret I made was big enough for two heads to wear it simultaneously.
Pk and I are having a Harry Potter marathon. I know, you're all jealous over our glamourous and exciting existence. 8 movies in 3 days. Today we have the last three. When I finish here, we'll start and finish by 9 or 10 tonight. It's good for plain knitting and maybe I can finish my scarf, too. I mean, winter's only half over after all.
Handle with Care went well on Friday. Just a few achy muscles and a jammed toe. I was taking someone down and the toe of my sneaker got caught on the wood floor. It's not too bad and I don't wear pointy toed shoes to work so I'll be fine. Just a bit of a bruise. And now we have three new trainers and have to gear up to start the training sessions in April.
It's February already! Pk has a birthday this month (he's a Pisces) and we'll take a long weekend for it. That'll be our holiday that gets us through until Memorial Day. Work is good but vacations are necessary. I can usually tell. It's when I start getting irritated at my office mate for putting papers all over his half of the office (table, desk, floor, vent). I'll have to remember to take a photo. One person we were interviewing for our program noticed that half of the office was neat and half was a disaster area. I would find it frustrating to have to look for things all the time.
Is your work area neat? Or are you a 'creatively messy' person?