They were finished in mid September, but I somehow forgot to show them here. The Maia mittens, knit with fingering weight yarn are fine for now, but will not give enough warmth, and protection once it's really getting cold.
The original pattern is for fingerless mittens, and the first pair I made were just that. I regret that I didn't make them full mittens also. For both pairs I've knit the longer version for the cuff. These were hard to photograph. You can hardly see the beads in the photo above. You can see the beads better in the next photos.
I've knit them following the pattern, and then picked up stitches and kit the fingertips, and the thumb. Here's the pattern by Romi Hill. It was included in her 7 small shawls e-book, and not for sale individually.
I've used wonderful yarn dyed by the talented Ladies of Wandering Cat Yarns , WCY Top Cat, colorway Opium Den. Just lovely. You can not see it very well, but it's not just gray, it has several other colors in it as well.
Maggie has accepted her new home immediately, like she's never been home anywhere else.
This girl is bright, fearless, inquisitive, and very lively. I'm fearing she's a female Denny. She's already got a mind of her own. I'm hoping to get a little video of her and Happy interacting soon. We got her the same age as Happy, but she seems more advanced in every aspect. The came from the same litter size (9 puppies), but from different breeders, and she was even the smallest female of the litter.
The boys look a little depressed in this picture, but they are only tired after playing rough. It was taken pre-Maggie. They like to share this sofa.