I am in love with this pattern and this yarn and my wonderful, almost completed first mitten:
It is the Newfoundland Mitten
. It is so easy and cool looking that it boggles the mind. I started these on Sunday and am almost done with the first mitten (after I took this photo I started the decreases at the top). You can check out the stats on Ravelry (I am LinknKnits there), but I will just say that I am using Noro for the first time and am almost convinced it is worth the price (in this case, $18/skein. Yikes!). The colors are vibrant and the transitions subtle and the yarn soft and squishy... and can you tell I love it?
The one thing I don't love is that I started these NOW, instead of 4 months ago, and will have to wait until next winter to wear them!
P.S. I added a Library Thing widget in my sidebar to replace that list of books that I hadn't updated in months. If you are curious, I am only adding recent reads (not every book I have read, want to read, or own) because, quite frankly, they only give you 200 entries for free and my list would be WAY bigger than that. :-) I finished Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris last night (click the cover; I don't feel like adding a text link), which has a spectacular twist near the end. Totally makes the book!