Actual knitting...FINALLY! These are the Bella Mittens and Bella Hat, patterns found on Ravelry. The reddish color is Lambs Pride bulky weight, and the charcoal in the hat is Plymouth Galway Chunky. Sort of a stash busting project, and hopefully the colors go well enough that it can still be considered a "set". The hat has the same cables running from the ribbing to the top of the hat, although the photo does not show it well.
These will go in a box to CIC. In collaboration with Hand of Help, CIC's current challenge is mitten/hat sets for children in Romania. Sizes fitting from age 3 to 21 are needed, so these should qualify. I hope to make several sets to send.
I started a project with my handspun last night, and so far, I am REALLY enjoying it. It just may be true what they say about knitting with your own handspun yarn. A bit magical!