I had high hopes for this weekend. Fall weekends are rare things of beauty. Time to pick apples, work outside in the yard, attend a festival where the kids can ride a pony and paint a pumpkin. I had a photo shoot at an apple orchard planned for a sweater design I'm finishing up.
But it has rained for the past 2 days. (And in the case of the photo shoot, my photographer has decided to take a Sunday afternoon nap. That's what happens when the photographer works for free and it's cold and dreary outside!) So I'm resolved to being inside and knitting. I have two friends having babies in the next two months. One of these babies is arriving next week. So I'm making him or her a pair of newborn mittens and a matching hat. I haven't knit on dpn's in a long time and, while I don't love the fiddly-ness of it all, I do love bamboo needles. I started Friday night: one mitten down, one to go. And most of the hat is done too.
Tonight I need to get started on some fingerless mitts. I'll have the pleasure of working with Three Irish Girl's Springvale Superwash merino in her "Ice Blue Raspberry" colorway. I have a thing for blue raspberry.
I've got a giveaway going on now for my Give Thanks Hat and Mitten pattern set.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!