So the goal was to make progress on the mitts, and that totally happened.  The first one is more or less done, and the second one is underway.

DSC_3186I decided to hold off on the thumb of the first one until I see just how close of a squeak the yarn is going to be.  There should be just enough, but if I need to make the thumb a row or two shorter, I’d rather know from the beginning that have to unweave my end and rip back.

DSC_3189So for now the thumb looks like this, and the second mitt is underway.  One or two more knitting sessions and it will be done (my elbow is sore and I have a lot of computer stuff I have to do, so knitting time is limited at the moment).

And for those asking, yes I’ll almost certainly do a pattern, I just need an accommodating friend and a suitably wintry looking day.  I’m sure I can work it out.