I have completed my Berry Hill mitts in Great Northern Yarns Mink/Cashmere yarn. These mitts are quick to knit with only 40 sts on a size 4 (3.5 mm) Addi Lace 32" needles, but I kept refining the pattern to fit me so they took longer. I started with a size 5 needle and had nearly completed the mitt and decided it was too big. I shortened the bottom cuff and lengthened the top piece. I also changed the thumb gusset increases to every third round, centered the thumb in the middle of the mitt and made the thumb 2 sts smaller in diameter. I ended with the sewn bind-off which is nicely featured in Wendy's Toe-Up Socks for Every Body. She includes a helpful tip on smoothing out the join to the beginning of the round. These mitts are very comfortable and the yarn is wonderfully soft. Thank you to Laura for this lovely birthday yarn.
Speaking of birthdays, Caitlin (right) & Colin (left) turn 2 years old tomorrow. Here they are watching Belle & Sebastian on my Coachella DVD with me. Coachella started on Friday night, so we were quietly having our own little Coachella. We took them to Pet Smart today and picked up a few new toys and a new bed for them. Let's hope Caitlin is finally past chewing the zippers out of everything and they actually get to enjoy their new bed.