Here is a little neck warmer that I whipped up in less than 2 hours. I've been making a real attempt to knit from my knitting books more. I have so many books that are filled with great patterns, yet I keep knitting things from freebies on the web. Thats not a bad thing, mind you, but I did buy these books for a reason. This cowl is from the book by Sally Melville and Caddy Melville - Linkletter called 'Mother Daughter Knits'. This is a great book, with many patterns that I like. I'm not sure why this is the first thing that I've knit from it. It needs buttons obviously, but its a really cute gift.
Next up are some little fingerless mittens. These are from 'The Knitters Book of Wool' A great resource book for spinners as well as great patterns. These mittens are called Sweet Fern mittens and gave me a bit of grief at first, since the thumb placement was way off in the first mitt I knit. This lead me to check for erratta, which, I should have done at first because, I would not have had to knit the right mitt twice. Oh well, hindsite is 20/20 right?