Finally, the colder weather is beginning here! I love the winter and the fall when I feel most energized and ready to tackle anything. Today we had the gas fireplace repaired since it wouldn't start when we first tried it. It took the repairman over an hour to fix the problem, a bad valve! So now, if we can afford to run the darn thing with the increased price of gas, we now have a working fireplace.
I started a pair of mittens last night with a lovely yarn, the name of which escapes me, but I'll report back later with it. I haven't had much luck with knitting the thumb in the one or two mittens I've tried so I hope that this pattern will make it a bit easier. I'm using a copied page of a pattern from when I first learned to knit. It was the first thing our teacher had us do....a mitten with a cable running down the top of the hand! Now that I'm more experienced I see that she picked a great project to begin with because it really got us started with quite a few things at once. Naturally, I don't remember too much from that lesson but perhaps when I get further along with the mitten it will all come back to me......or at least I hope it will!
Still plugging away on the Manos afghan which I should finish in the next 2 weeks. It will be one warm and toasty blankie to sit and knit with over a hot steaming cup of tea, ahhh, yes.
Well, that's about it for my part of the world right now, and I wish you all a great weekend with lots of good knitting.