There I was, minding my own business, knitting away on various long-term projects, happy as a clam. Then, from out of the blue, came a call for help: a toddler's first winter outside, and she was mittenless!
The first pair flew off the needles and onto tiny cold hands so fast there isn't a picture of them. But the very afternoon that I delivered them, I cast on the next pair.
The invisible pair:
Yarn: leftover Paton's Simply Soft (acrylic, DK) in pale pink
Pattern: Baby Wallace Mittens, by Wendy Poush
Mods: Numerous! I grabbed the pattern for the shape and sizing for DK-weight baby mittens; I didn't make thumbs or do any of the color work
The pictured pair:
Yarn: leftover Severn (wool/silk, fingering)
Pattern: Heart String Mittens, by Crystal Guistinello
Mods: I didn't add the buttons or string
Then, since I was on a mitten-y roll, I finished these:
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco Duo and Eco Alpaca, as called for
Pattern: Double-Stuff Mittens, by Antje Gillingham
Mods: None; I'm not messing with perfection!
But I'm not the only one with an addiction. DH can't seem to stop exploring the candy cookbook I gave him:
That's maple sugar candy, butter mints, and marshmallows (the store bought strawberry candies were added to the plate for color). There was also a valiant attempt at molasses paddles (delicious, but able to remove fillings at a single bite).