I have been knitting like crazy despite some family issues that have taken up a lot of time, and things are looking good. Some people have already sent out the mittens, and I am not that far ahead, but I will have no trouble making the deadline and I am having fun.
I did have to frog (nothing new there!) and cast on again after I realized that I had made the cuff too big, but I like this yarn and the pattern enough that it didn't really bother me. Pretty soon I will be decreasing for the top of the first mitten and starting the second. While I do that knitting I will entertain myself by thinking about other goodies to include in my package. Photos soon - my friend is loaning her digital camera to me for a while.