First, a breath of spring. Yesterday the air felt softer and the light more yellow and brighter. Spring is coming. And today I went from the car into the airport and then from the car into the store without my down jacket. Still, I'm enjoying knitting mittens:
I blocked half the mitten before continuing; it felt very tight when I slipped it on for a test. Especially with the thick floats inside the mitten. But the yarn softens quite a bit, and even with the stranded colorwork, I was pleased to find that it fit so far. I'm getting a gauge of about 5 stitches to the inch, worked the ribbing over 32 stitches and then increased to 38 for the hand part of the mitten. FYI - I wear a size 7 1/2/glove.