Our basement is a chilly place to sit and type; it's also my partner's new full-time office during the social isolation we're lucky to be able to practice while COVID-19 threatens our communities. (Happy our income still exists; profoundly grateful to the people risking their own health to do vital jobs while we lay low here trying not to be disease vectors.) His hands are especially cold -- so I designed these to fit him and provide some warmth without getting in the way of typing or of long sleeves.
Also to show off some neat slip-stitch colorwork. Yarns: a nice soft something or other from a friend's stash, plus some of the Berroco Ultra Wool left over from my mittens.
I designed these mittens with a honeycomb slip-stitch pattern for general prettiness and with a hidden opening for my right index finger so that I can to check text messages or take a picture with the rest of my hand still warm. The opening has a flap inside to avoid gapping. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out!
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Wool in Black Pepper and Cascade 220 in ... well ... blue of some kind.
This is a fun little hat of my own design, though it uses the decreases and crown from Kristin Briney's Fairy Lights pattern. When worn, it looks like a regular beanie from the front but whimsically elven from the side.
Shoutout to my friend Janet for the passing-along of this sweet worsted weight yarn of unknown brand/color.