It's dark and rainy here--just the kind of day to stay inside and knit. And read Harry Potter (which I'm teaching this week in Intro to Children's Lit). Before the rain started this morning, a flock of sparrows was gathered by the back door where I'd tossed out some birdseed. In their midst was a little chipmunk. Kate, an unrepentant chipmunk chaser, couldn't tear herself away from this little scene.
In between the usual insanity that increases as the end of term approaches, I've been trying to fit in my Christmas gift knitting. Which, of course, kind of limits what I can show here. But here's a peek at one project:
I've been itching to try these Mosaic Mitts (from IK), and now, having nearly finished the first one, I can heartily recommend them to anyone looking for a quick gift knit. This pattern is a good stash buster (although I admit I did buy some new yarn for these). And it's fun to try different color combinations.
Also IP are these Monkey Socks, which I started a couple weeks ago. These are for me because, well, I heart the colors of this Trekking yarn too much to part with them. Unfortunately it's hard to get a good photo today because it's so dark outside.