So I'm getting ready for bed and I notice a possible catalyst for my recent desire to do colourwork.
The duvet cover is from Ikea and we bought it a few months ago. Craig picked it out and I wasn't sure about it at first, but now I see that this is a knitter's duvet. All those Scandinavian knitting motifs--it almost looks like a Dale of Norway chart.
It's also a nice background to my emerging Nordic mittens. I noticed my gauge was off so I started using smaller needles (2.25mm) a few rows into the pattern, but we're not going to tell anyone are we? Here's a picture of the palm and the nifty thumb gusset.
I love knitting this and watching the pattern evolve. Though I fear that I won't have enough yarn. On the advice of my not-so-local-yarn-shop I only bought one ball of each and they're getting eaten up fast (why I though 220 metres of yarn would be enough is beyond me). Fingers crossed because I really don't have time to trek all the way back out there.