About six years ago I sowed four seeds of Paeonia delavayi. Three germinated and in the second year each had a single leaf (peonies grow a root first). A year later they had made tiny plants and the following year I planted them in my garden. One didn't survive, but the other two made decent little shrubs (delavayi is a tree peony). Last summer they flowered and I was interested to see that one had much nicer flowers than the other. I decided to move the better one into prime position this spring and gave away the other one. It's going to be difficult to part with this peony when we move house...
Now that I have finished the sockapaloooza socks I can return to some unfinished business. Before I went away I started some mittens using two-colour patterns from Estonia, Latvia and Sweden (sounds swanky, doesn't it!).
The main pattern for the hand has a 24-stitch repeat and while I was away I realised that four repeats was far too wide. I thought three repeats would be too narrow and wasn't sure how to proceed. Then there was one of those lightbulb moments. THUMB GUSSET. You'd have thought that with a blog so named I would have got there a bit quicker. So, I decreased after the cuff and am doing three repeats with a thumb gusset. Here's progress so far. The gusset is on the right.
Can anyone guess what this is?