I came across a blog post about a craft-along for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
I decided to make a hat and mittens. I started a pair of adult sized mittens for a man. I could have made a pair for a woman but thought there might be a homeless man who needs them, too. The pattern I'm using it called Mittens for All by Jodi Lewanda for Red Heart Yarn. I don't have any Red Heart Yarn so I'm using 100% Peruvian wool yarn from my stash. It's by Cascade Yarns called Cascade 220. The yarn is nice to work with and super warm. I didn't have size 4 double pointed needles so I went up a size and am using sizes 5 and 6. The measurements are turning out true to the pattern but I have to say they still look huge to me. They're 12 inches from cuff ribbing to the fingertips.
I'm working on the mate to it now. Update Nov 21: After finishing the second mitten I sent them through the mail to NY. Hopefully they've been passed out to a needy person.
I started and finished a second pair of mittens for Lilly this time in a gorgeous pink angora yarn. While digging through my knitting needle bag (monstrously large) I managed to find size 4 double pointed needles. Go figure.
I started a pair of socks on Monday. I'm about 3/4 through the first sock. It's looking pretty good. I'm using A Classic Sock pattern by Nancy Bush. Size 2 needles are tiny and I'm really hoping I'll be able to finish these before losing my mind. I'm trying to make a few knitted gifts for Christmas. I have a month. Wish me luck.