After many drafts I sketched out a mitten chart I like. I found lots of ideas online (Ravelry, of course), and flipped through my copy of Selbuvotter. The Selbuvotter designs are geared toward a finer gauge (fingering weight) than the 6-ply I’m using, so while I liked a lot of them, they’ll have to be for another project.
The yarn I’m using is a dark charcoal, not black – and white, of course. The palm pattern is just squares, easy to knit without having to check the chart every few stitches.
I’ve also worked a bit on the Meilenweit socks and started the sleeve for the big fella’s Cobblestone sweater. I am using the sleeve stitch counts from the seamless hybrid sweater I made last year, as the Cobblestone sleeve seems quite wide and drapey.
And in other amazing news, this morning it was only -13°C and just a breath of wind, so we took the poopers out for a looooong walk. They were so happy they were running and jumping and losing their minds. As soon as we got home they had a snack of cooked chicken meat and kibble and curled up for a serious nap. Still snoozing now …