I've started working on the Douglas Mittens again this weekend. Actually, I'm un-knitting a little bit (so that you know that this is really me!). Two weeks ago, at our knit night, we were discussing how different increasing methods for M1 could create little holes more or less... When I picked up the mittens again yesterday, I thought that the increases for the thumb lining were maybe a little too "airy" for my liking (if "airy" is an English word!). So, I thought I could undo 15 rows and try to knit front and back loops instead of doing the usual M1. I'll let you know how it turns out ;-)
So I guess that the lining of these mittens is not the most exciting thing to knit, but at least the yarn which is really tiny is very pleasant to knit. It's also my favorite color (blue!) and knitting stockinette while watching Friends DVDs isn't bad at all ;-)
I'm quite motivated because it's my only UFO at the moment. I'm gonna cast on shortly for a secret gift but it should be fast to knit (or at least I hope so!)
Then, I'm still thinking about my next sweater. I recently bought the new Coastal Knits book that you surely heard about lately! I love it! The patterns are beautiful and so is the book itself! I could knit all the sweaters from this book. Really, I love them all! So, while I knit the lining of those mittens and my secret gift, I can ponder about it!
And finally, but not least, I suscribe on Friday to the 2012 Year in Color Club at Tanis Fiber Arts. Tanis is from our area (which I only found out recently, duh!) and look at the "brochette" of designers for 2012: Julie Crawford of KnittedBliss (and TFA!), Hannah Fettig of Knitbot, Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, Hilary Smith Callis of the Yarniad, Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops and and (woah!) Jared Flood of BrooklynTweed! Really, I've had to pinch myself because it's almost too good to be true! It's the first time I participate to a club like this. It will be a challenge for sure!
So, yes, this is what will be in my future! This is a "pictureless" post. Sorry! I just had to share my enthousiasm about what's coming! How about you? Are you knitting for the Holidays? What's on your needles or what will be on your needles in 2012 (if, of course, you already know)?
Have a great week everyone!