1. I went to the Black Sheep Gathering this morning--not a lot to tempt me since it seemed to focus on wool and sock yarns and I have plenty of those. In the olden days, some big stores would bring boxes of stuff and have nice sales. Now, it is mostly independent dyers with beautiful yarns but just nothing I'm in the market for given the size of the stash.
I did buy this for the table runner I"m planning:
2. I blocked the mitten and it looks a bit better. I forgot to show you the 'other' side--since the theme is the '12 days of Christmas' every mitten has a number that can be on the mitten itself or knitted on the thumb. I chose the 'back' of the mitten--