The weather forecast is predicting chilliness and so a final push at the weekend got my new mitts off the needles and firmly onto my paws.
The pattern is Zip Mits, and I must confess, this is not my first attempt at them. The fault was not with the pattern first time around (it is straightforward and pleasing in every way), but rather with my yarn selection. Against my better judgement, I was seduced into trying them with a thick and thin yarn. Epic fail. The resulting single specimen was a sad case, with mangy bald patches and the pretty stitch definition on the thumb got totally swallowed up.
This time round, I went for tried and tested - Quince & Co Osprey in colourway Honey 123. It is a pleasingly 'off' shade, which somehow seems to cope with my red coat, and my turquoise one and yet still magages to be interesting enough to perk up the black, puffy, rugby watching one.
As you see, I have my coat wardrobe at the forefront of my mind - this is more to do with having done the bi-annnual clean out of the cupboard under the stairs this weekend, than any particularly orderly fashion sense.
Perhaps it's adaptability is linked to the fact that it seems to be one of those shades which defies pinning down in a photograph - is it green, yellow, ochre?
Who cares - they are warm and snuggly with properly defined stitches. Now I just need to find something else to do with a single skein if thick and thin charcoal grey wool...