How cold, you ask? The coldest it got was -40 (that's where farenheit and celsius meet). The warmest was around -25 celsius, -13 farenheit without the wind chill factor... It's very windy here!
It was that cold for over a week, long enough to test a whole lot of gloves and mittens. Well, even though I'm really well equipped for that kind of temperature, I've come to the realization that I don't have anything that keeps my fingertips warm in that kind of cold... None of my mittens or lined leather gloves did the job. My fingers froze in a few minutes every time I went outside.
Since the cold season isn't over and I hate having frozen fingers (it hurts!), this week I'm testing ways to knit super duper hot mittens. The main plan is to try felted, thrummed and lined. I'll keep you posted, I might even need to combine two methods together...
In the meantime, for those nice winter days when you can go cross country skiing, I finished the SnawPaws for my daughter.
To go with the SnawHeid,
The colours don't look the same because of the lighting, but, they are! :-)
I also managed to make good progress on a mitten adaptation of the Inga hat.
On the Passap machine knitting front, I made a scandinavian inspired wool sweater in double knit jacquard for my son:
I made it by combining a few existing cards with some I drew and punched myself.
The snow and cold always inspire me to go with those kinds of knits! ;-)