The mittens are from an oddball of sock yarn using a free pattern from Patons for their Kroy sock yarn. If I do it again I would make the wrists longer. I like long wrists on mittens, and I had yarn left over from the ball, so it could happen. I followed the pattern closely since the next size up requires two balls and I had just the one.
At the top is my current item: socks from a ball of Patons Classic Wool, again the toe-up pattern. I think I need to throw these into a dyepot when they are done, since they are pale blue and pastels are verboten, but at 49 cents for the ball, it was worth trying. I may not get them into this campaign as I haven't had as much knitting time as I would like this week, we shall see what I can accomplish this weekend. I do still have some sweaters (one may end up a vest) OTN for finishing work, since they are too big to carry around, and I want to focus on getting those done today if possible.