Today's forecast high is 34° C (93° F) with a humidex of 43° C (109° F), so what am I doing? Knitting socks and mittens! Seems kind of out of sync, doesn't it?
The mittens are miniatures; they're a start on my Smitten: A Holiday Garland. I'm knitting them entirely from odd balls and scrap yarn in my stash. The pattern is written for worsted weight, so I've made a light blue one as written. I've also made a green one from light fingering weight held triple and I'm now working on another using baby yarn held double. The plan is for 24 entirely different mittens to make up an Advent calendar. Each little mitt is a fun and quick knit, but I'm still pondering how to display them at the end of all of this. I was thinking of arranging them in rows to create a Christmas tree shape, but Gavin thinks they could be affixed to a wreath. The wreath idea may win out simply to keep it to a more practical size. We'll see.
Progress continues of my Uinta Cabin socks. Comparing this week's post to last week's, I'm exactly one whole sock further ahead. With just a few inches of foot left before the toe I'm confident I'll be finishing this second sock in the next day or two, but all that colourwork means a bunch of ends to weave in. So I'm less confident that I'll finish up in time to show them off Friday.
That's what's on my needles this week. Have a look at the links at Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is up to. I just hope there's nobody modelling sweaters or blankets in today's heat! Phew, makes me hot just to think of that.