Luckily, I had just finished a pair of mittens for myself! This mitten is knitted off a traditional Latvian pattern from the district of Kurzeme (from Lizbeth Upitis' Latvian Mitten book). I've been working off and on (but mostly off) on these suckers since last winter. The red stripey yarn came from a store in London.
And another view
On cold mornings I'm so happy to have my French Press cozy to keep my coffee warm. I made it this summer out of my hand-spun yarn (the brown nubby stuff) and beautiful yarn that Carolyn brought me from France (the blue-green). It's just a tube that I felted, but the two yarns felted differently, and this is what I ended up with....
A knitting friend commented that it looks like something the Weasleys (from Harry Potter) would have in their house. I have to agree.