I am done with the fancypants mittens, and quite honestly I never want to make another pair. It was an all-around fussy, frustrating experience, all for a pair of mittens that lets the cold air in through the HUGE cuffs the designer put on every pair. HUGE. The ones I made are ONE THIRD the length of those called for, and they come up to my mid-forearm. The cuffs are also big enough to smuggle doughnuts in. I'm seriously considering adding some kind of elastic or drawstring to keep the cold air out.
I have started on the Knit Picks Classic Lines Cardigan. In fact, I'm done with one sleeve. This is going to be another one of those "barely there" cardigans, which I knew going in because it's made of two stranded laceweight. I had to start over at one point too, because I wasn't happy with the contrast of the Sherry shimmer with the Hot Rod Shadow... so I switched the Shimmer color to Galaxy, a sort of purple color. I guess my Minnesota upbringing thinks a sweater should be a weighty thing, not lingerie-like. One sleeve took me two days... I'm hoping the whole sweater, knit in the round and steeked for the front opening, will take a week.
My order from Knit Picks arrives on Thursday, if the tracking information is accurate. I ordered some more #7 DPNs (I really have to get out of the habit of using them as hair sticks) and a sweater's worth of Cottlin in "Planetarium". After knitting the Sweetheart Nightie, I'm craving a cotton pullover. I'm thinking about the "Threepenny Pullover" but that's not set in stone yet. The yarn is the wrong guage for one thing.
I could go with the "Delphine" from French Girl Knits, but that's a little too summery right now. I may just save the yarn for later, which pains me, since I've been doing so good with my "knit-from-stash-or-right-when-you-get-the-yarn" resolution. Maybe I'll just knit a second pair of the Spot Check socks with the gazillion skeins of sock yarn I have lying around. We'll see.