Double-knitting Purple Mittens
Here they are so far: double knitted, purl side out, from the fingertip end towards the cuff. I just passed the point for the thumb last night, and put in scrap yarn (Elizabeth Zimmermann's "thumb trick") for the thumb holes. I have about three more inches to knit on these before I get to the cuffs.
I'm starting to think they won't quite be done by Christmas, but I plan to give it my best shot! Mitten-knitting will have to wait in line behind helping with the Christmas Eve seafood chowder (usually my job is peeling the frozen shrimp -- it's just not Christmas Eve unless my fingers are frozen and smell of seafood!), and making a batch of apple dumplings.
I did finish another knitted Christmas ornament for our tree. Wish I had a digital camera that took good close-ups! My son told me quite firmly that I had to make one for our tree, because I was not supposed to only make the good stuff to give away.