I used the Center Ice Hockey Mitts pattern. I sized up the cast on to 51 stitches for his 10 inch wrists and took the thumb increases up to 17 stitches to be sure his thumb would fit in.
Last Saturday at knitting group, my knitting buddy Dottie was cleaning out her stash, so I scored a big batch of cotton yarn of the Peaches and Cream variety. It was perfect timing, because I had been thinking all week about working on my crochet skills (or lack thereof) by making a shopping bag. There was some red yarn in my treasure pile that would just fit the bill!
I am also concentrating on trying to finish up my Antler Cardigan so that I can wear it to JMU football games when the weather turns cool. I am past the halfway point on the body. I remembered too late that knitting a seamless sweater means endlessly long rows of knitting and this one is stockinette, but it will be great once it is done!