Yesterday I was reading Soulemama's blog and saw the fingerless mittens link. A click and an peek convinced me that I should make some for my SIL. I finished weaving the ends in this morning on the mitt and then it occurred that we say "a pair of mittens"...as in two mitts, not one. I would need to make a second mitt to go with the one I'd already knit. Ahhh, thought I...there is a SMS (second mitt syndrome) just like there is a SSS (second sock syndrome). I was undaunted. ;-) I cast on a second mitt immediately to ensure that I would not succumb to SMS. (something that a knitter such as myself would definitely tend to do)My second sock may still be languishing in the knitting cupboard but the second mitt will not meet the same fate. I have a deadline...and it is Friday afternoon. Just the sort of motivation I need. ;-)
I also finished the slippers for my Dad and I really love the colour combination of navy top and black bottom. My Dad has definite ideas about which colours can be worn together - blue and green should never be seen is something I heard regularly through my youth - but I know that he considers navy and black a suitable combo.