Here is my grand daughter Charles helping me out in the studio by winding yarn. As you can see by the blurry bits by her hand, the top of the yarn winder and around the swift this is an action shot. She helped me to wind many skeins that day in preparation for a Latvian Mitt class that I will be teaching -- sometime. It has been postponed due to severe snow storm. We need to reschedule, and I was planning on going to Pineland today to meet with people to do that but, guess what??? Snowed out once again. I know winter will end and spring will come, since it has happened every year so far. The photo below shows some of the yarns that Charles helped me to wind. They are Peace Fleece DK colors in Olive Roots, Antarctica White, Blue Jay and Violet Vyecheerom. Same pattern as the ones below, pretty much, but you see how much difference the change in colors can make.
These mitts are knit from my annual Post Christmas/My Birthday is Coming gift box to myself from Peace Fleece. I ordered an assortment of their DK weight yarns and then they sat calling my name until I put everything else aside and made these mitts. Fortunately mitts are quick to knit so I was only distracted from my "normal" life for a couple of days. There is a pattern for these posted on Ravelry and I will also be adding the links to my Patterns page. These mitts only weigh about 1 oz apiece so you may very well be able to make them out of the bibs and bobs from your yarn stash. But do give the Peace Fleece DK a thought. The texture of these are lovely, warm, hefty and, once you wash, block and wear them a bit, delightfully fuzzy.
If you would like to stay with us this is the room we rent via Airbnb. I would love to see you and give you a tour of the studio, some quality time at the knitting table, some scones and warm drinks.