I finished these Foxglove mitts from the Brave New Knits book, which I bought awhile ago but hadn’t knit from yet.  The yarn was City Tweed DK, leftover from my “wretched” cardigan from a few years ago. (I am not linking because the photos were so unflattering, hence the “wretched” nickname.)  That leftover yarn — about a ball and a half — had been bugging me, gnawing at me for years now.  I was glad to finally use it.  The tweed wasn’t the best match for the lace pattern, which gets a little lost, but they were quick to knit up and will be a great gift.  Using size 3 needles, I cast on only 40 stitches to account for the weight of the substituted yarn.

Meanwhile, I took advantage of the awesome anniversary sale at Webs and stocked up on some workhorse yarns — Cascade 220 and Valley Yarns Superwash — in basic colors.

I’m almost done with some Converse-like baby booties and I’m getting a hankering to do another granny square afghan.  I’m quite inspired by this.