Mandy @MyZigZagStitch, designer of the amazing End of May hat and mittens (my version here) put out the call for test knitters for her upcoming ebook, The Red Collection. The book comes out later this fall and is filled with such adorable patterns for hats, mittens, and handwarmers.
Test knit? Yes, please! I picked out the Drifty set to knit and got to work.
(I recently discovered Knitcast and was able to listen to quite a few podcast episodes while knitting these up).
I still need to knit mitten #2 and embroider the cardinals on each piece, so finished and modeled shots are forthcoming...
The stranded colorwork in these makes me want to get to the yoke of my Icelandic sweater already! Just one more sleeve to go before I can begin.
I saw this version from another test knitter, and I love the deep blue she used for the sky.