...or at least in Boleslawiec, Poland's Town of Ceramics. Yes, my European-folk-art-itch is being scratched again. (On a semi-related note, the title for this post has been unceremoniously lifted from a Martin Tielli song (lyrics here, scroll down.) If you are not familiar with Mr. Tielli or the band he was a part of--the Rheostatics--I suggest that you rectify this immediately. Yes, I am using parentheses within parentheses! Somebody stop me!)
I have another new mitten-in-progress to show you, despite not having knit a stitch on the poor Domovina socks since the last time you saw them.
This is Polska (Ravelry link,) which will eventually be a pair of Latvian-type colourwork mittens. It's the result of staring at my favourite mug (a piece of Polish stoneware) a little too long. I just love the folky colours and pattern; it's so simple and perfect. I can't believe how well the pattern translates in mitten-form!
The pattern for Polska will be put out there as as soon as possible (hopefully.) Mitten season will be here before we know it.
I just can't help it--I see the potential for mittens everywhere! Hopefully the next time you see Polska she'll be finished. Then you can be subjected to the Mitten That Snuck Up On Me While I Was Out For A Walk.