My office is very cold. So cold, that when people enter this wing of the building they say "Holy! It's freezing up here!". So cold that most of us wear scarves and sweaters when we work. So cold that I'm taking an idea from Bob Cratchit and making some handwarmers. (I always have an image of him with fingerless gloves hovering over a piece of coal).
The pattern is Sacred and Profane mittens from KnitWit--I'm not going to bother with the pop tops since I can't type with mittens on. The yarn is Noro Kureyon in colour 124 (from the stash)--and I think they're looking groovy.
And, since I'm no Scrooge, I donated to Oxfam's Tsunami relief fund, and if you can, you should help out too. I'm feeling very fortunate to live in the West*, where even if we were similarly struck, we would have the resources to rebuild and avoid disease and many years of heart-wrenching after effects. I can have Koigu Kersti for mittens some other time.
*I just saw on the Oxfam site that the Canadian government will match Canadian's donations to aid agencies dollar for dollar. That's the kind of response I expect from my government, and every dollar you give means two dollars to help out.