I'm currently knitting a simple mitten pattern, in some of the prettiest yarn ever. I tried two other patterns with cables and texture, but they just didn't work with this yarn.
This solid color, smooth yarn is a departure for me. I usually pick a heather yarn, or a tweedy yarn or variegated. I like nubby and thick/thin yarns. And I usually wear something in a muted tone.
But these bright green mittens will be for ME!
So, anyway, my sewing machine may feel neglected for a bit.
In the meantime, mitten puppets with double point needles area fun way to entertain a toddler.