David e-mailed the other day saying that the Company-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named is sending him to the Netherlands on the 11th. (I must admit that I was hoping more than a little that at least one of us -- cough! me! cough -- would be allowed to go with him, but alas, no, it is far too short a trip this time around.) But it is cold in the Netherlands in the middle of January! So I started planning a pair of knitted mitts for him, and thought of this leftover bit of Trekking XXL from my "1810 Socks" a couple of years back, which socks are in fact one of the warmest pairs I've knitted, so it was lucky that the color is a fairly subdued and not-unmanly one. I finished them in 48 hours -- pretty good, if I may say so myself. This is about 49g of the leftovers, with still a bit left from that.
And he got his passport renewed and back in his hands in a week, to our astonishment!
I'm also having another go at the infamous "Kid Mohair Wrap" that I gave up on the last time around. This time I have four balls of Kidsilk Haze, here in 634, a gentle cream color. I am already doubting my math, though that may just be nerves. Talking of time, I am keeping track of how long it takes to knit this, as I intend to donate it to my choir's annual raffle -- six hours to get this far, through the bottom border and one repeat of the center pattern. Seventeen more repeats to go, and then the top border! Wish me luck!