My Winter Twilight Mitts have been trucking along nicely. All that is missing from the first one is the ribbing at the top of the thumb.
My Christmas gift to myself this year was an iPad. One of the best apps I’ve found so far is GoodReader. It is a PFD reader and editor and it is great for knitting patterns. I can “mark up” a PDF of a pattern, highlight the size I’m making, or follow along in my chart. I can draw a line on the chart and move it as needed when I complete a row. It’s been so helpful for keeping my place as I pick up and put down this project.
Since I can’t really watch TV while I work on these, I’ve been taking them to knit-chat or working on them while listening to an audio book. I just finished listening to the Hunger Games and loved it. It’s very similar to Battle Royale (which I also loved) plot-wise–bunch of kids forced to fight to the death by a ruthless government. If you don’t like violence/are squeamish I’d advise against picking this one up. Otherwise it’s totally enthralling from about 20 minutes (couldn’t tell you in pages) onward. I really want to start the next one, but it’s only available in hardcover (don’t like buying hardcover books) and I don’t get my next audible credit until the 22nd. Resisting the urge to just buy it anyway. I got the book per a recommendation on the Yarn Harlot’s blog then 2 days later learned they are making it into a movie. I can’t wait to see how true they stay to the book. They did a great job with Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so I have a bit of faith in Hollywood right now.