As one might be able to tell by glancing at my knitting projects, colorwork is not among my favorite techniques. However, in my opinion, there is no beating stranded knitting for mittens, and I also happen to be in dire need of said accessories, considering I wore a hole through my favorite pair last winter. These factors combined with the publishing of the new Brooklyn Tweed LOFT Collection finally got me to a point that I was able to knit a pair of colorwork mittens from start to finish.
While the patterns are primarily designed for the newly published yarn LOFT, I had to strike while the iron was hot, and therefore didn't have the time to wait for an overseas delivery of yarn before starting the project. Instead, I went for some Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift that I purchased from Michigan three years ago, and some leftovers of Handu PukkIlu, both excellent yarns for colorwork, but the color combination may not have been ideal. I feel there isn't quite enough contrast to bring out the pattern. While immersed in water, the gray Spindrift turned a darker shade and made the dominant orange stand out much better. This effect was sadly lost immediately after taking the mittens out of water.
In any case, I'm very happy with how they turned out. Straight off the needles, they felt slightly tight, but some wet-blocking took care of that. I'm pretty sure these will see a lot of use this winter.