We were awakened early, early this morning by the noise from a family of raccoons looting pears from our backyard tree. The raccoons are definitely winning the fight - by this time next week I expect there'll be no pears left for us. Since I'm up anyway, I may as well take some knitting photos and put together an early post for WIP Wednesday, right?
My focus on this work-in-progress Wednesday is to finish Hilja's Mitts. And with just the thumb of the right mitt left to go, that should be very do-able today. Especially now that I seem to have got a handle on these one-wick decreases (see yesterday's post). In today's photo you can see the fly pattern in the colourwork on the inside of the thumb of the left mitten. Cute, huh?
With the finish line in sight, I also cast on the first of a pair of Liivi's Stockings. The jury is still out on my colour choices here. Initially this seemed like an ideal project for odd balls of Jojoland Melody Superwash, but maybe there's too much variegation? The first two repeats of the flower pattern look to have drowned in there. Oh dear. Guess I'll carry on to see what I think after a couple more repeats - I really want to do this from stash yarn!
As for my Smitten Holiday Garland - nothing new to report here. It's been completely ignored by me for the last week. Mind you the cat has not been ignoring it. She likes to climb into the pile and toss the little mittens about to get my attention. Clever little cat - it works every time!
It's WIP Wednesday so I'm linking up with the group at Tami's Amis. Check the links for all the updates!