Crossing all those latitudinal lines in a hurry causes a small problem.
It is MUCH cooler down here and they're just not used to it yet.
(There is a reason why we call out-of-town students 'Scarfies'. They're almost never seen without 2m of wool around their necks.)
Bored and itching to do some colourwork, I offered to make this poor, frozen northener a woolly welcome gift.
They asked for black and red.
Black and red?
But. . . Those aren't Warriors colours. . .
. . . you sure you want the Canterbury colours?
But. . . but. . . THESE ARE OUR BOYS HERE!
Do I really have to use our Arch Rivals colours?
. . . Welcome-to-town present; so yes.
Yes I had to.
The patterns used were the Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves and Snowflake Slouchy Beanie from Ravelry. They're very fast knits, I was able to knit both hat and gloves up in 3-4 days while catching up on some reading.
Both patterns knit flat and sewn up later. In my opinion those gloves would be excellent for stash-busting and stockpiling for Christmas gifts. The beanie would be excellent for a first colourwork project. It's got a nice simple chart and you don't have to wrap stitches very often. (Wrapping while purling=DISLIKE)
I have a sneaking suspicion that the colourwork bug has not been fully satisfied. . .
This can't be good.
(Also: Thankyou SuperXV for the rugby