My brain is doing its standard jukebox thing, where I take any song I've heard (mostly musicals) and subbing words in and out. Now it is: Wool, wool, wool, wool, fabulous wool! Sadly, I don't even remember the original song.
However none of that matters, because I have boot socks. I shoved them on sock blockers, because they are thick enough that you cannot really see the shape when they aren't on the blockers. They become kind of lumpy looking and weird.
Doesn't matter! Now I have the tiniest ball of the red left and at least half a skein of the white. While I would love to keep up the red and white theme as I stash bust myself some winter necessities, I am pretty sure I cannot do that without buying more yarn. Hrm. Or maybe everything will just be mismatched.
The next thing I should make are mittens or gloves. I've been using the "magic gloves" that you can buy at convenience stores. They are OK, but their one size fits all doesn't really work for my long fingers especially if I have any nail growth at all (I clipped them really short again yesterday, but it was really too late). When I slip on these gloves I can see where the yarn has already stretched too thin and is about to tear. I might get another week or two out of them without my fingers bursting out the ends, but there is a lot more winter to come.
Chrysanthemums uses fingering weight yarns which I definitely have. I usually buy enough for socks, but if I have to make two smaller projects that is perfectly acceptable. I also have three or four skeins of yarn from the stranded knitting class I took last year. The only flaw with using the yarns from that class is it became apparent that my colors were a little too close to each other in value (or is it saturation), so the design won't pop if I use them.
Shelburne uses chunky weight yarn. Umm, I might have a skein or two of that lying around, but more likely than not I will need to use two skeins of worsted weight yarn together.
Or I could chuck it all and make the Fiddleheads pattern, because lined mittens sound amazing when the weather is cold and full of wintery mix (or simply winter when no sleet is involved).
I need to shave, but right now that is another (not as attractive) layer of protection from the elements. And off to dog walk in my spiffy new socks! (and hopefully my iron craft project will be done later today if I can manage some useful knitting on the train)