After the painstaking start, the frost flowers and leaves is up and running again. Hit a little bump in the road with the silly 'move stitch marker one to the left' quatsch, but sorted that out finally. Now we're on a roll and things are looking up, although you can see from the picture that I'm not taking anything for granted and lifelines will definitely abound for the rest of this project!
Then the star blanket. The third colour has just started today, and I expect to finish it by next week. Why do I get the feeling that this is not the last star-shaped blanket I will be making???
And a new cast on, some latvian mittens, long-awaited. [sorryaboutthecrummyfoto] I couldn't quite get my head around doing such huge and intricate cuffs as the book details, so I wimped out and went for plain ribbing. These mittens are from Lizbeth Upitis' Latvian Mittens (if you have the book, the chart is number 96) and using my can't-knit-without-it drops alpaca, on 2mm needles. The points on these needles are really sharp and I find that I'm splitting the yarn often, but am getting used to them. Much prefer metal needles this small because bamboo ones bend too much and I feel like they might snap at any moment.