The hours of 4A-6A are prime knitting time for me. I always wake up alert and in a good mood. I am that perky-in-the-morning person that drives people crazy. I do not, however, make good conversation before my first cup of...tea. It's good enough for the cats and dog, but limited on a human-to-human level.
After knitting my short row cowl, I decided to tackle a more complicated (cable-wise) pair of mittens, as I reckoned I had enough yarn left for a pair.
I liked the pattern (free on Ravelry - Eugenia's Mittens) and they are nice and toasty and have a longer cuff that keeps drafts out. As I realized I did not have enough yarn for the pair, I went rooting around in my giant, disorganized stash and came up with a close facsimile - weight-wise. I have decided that I love them - odd or not, perfect...or not. They are, after all, barn mittens. I am sure that they will be weekend-out-doing-errands mittens as well. I embrace their oddness!