The body of the Old Way Gansey is almost completed, I am shaping the neck and ready to start the first sleeve.
In the meantime, I was seduced by a Latvian mitten. Actually, I was curious as to how to make the braid. So I searched through pattern books and magazines until I found Latvian Refinement in Knitter's Winter 1997. My mitten is a conglomeration of a few patterns but I'm using the chart in Knitter's. The braid is from a sock pattern in Folk Socks
Initially, I didn't think there was enough contrast between the gray and the purple (Lavold's Silky Tweed) because of the tweed. Now that I see it in the daylight, I'm pleased with it. I was madly knitting these because it is downright frigid and I didn't think I had any mittens, but in cleaning out the coat closet today, I found a pair of felted wool mittens I made last winter and had forgotten about.