Progress continues on the New Mitten, albeit slow progress. Not quite "progress" in a geological sense, but pretty close. Have a picture, in the hopes of becoming distracted:
Ok, I know these are US 0 (2mm) needles, but I also know how quickly mittens like these tend to work up. It seems the trick to quickly producing such a mitten lies in actually picking it up once in a while. Working on one's Raspberry Azure socks will never result in a new mitten/mitten pattern that everyone can enjoy. No, the only good that will come out of that is proving to oneself that toe-up socks are a perfectly feasible (and fun) sock-making method (ps--> They're nearly done!)
Back to the mitten, erm, at least what there is of it at present (which, let's face it, isn't that much.) That's a fishtail cuff, which, aside from having a delightful name produces one crazy delightful faux-entrelac cuff. What else...oh, did I mention that this one is going to have a gusset thumb? Ever since I made those Komi Mittens I have had a Serious Thing for highly-patterned gusset thumbs (and seam stitches!) so the New Mitten is being treated to both.
I've really got to polish off those socks and get to work on the Mitten. It's got a surprise or two to reveal that I can only hope that everyone will enjoy as much as I do.