It has been cold here, cold enough for mittens, which Mike did not have. Into the stash for some leftover Cascade 220 black and gold tweed yarn, Purdue University's colors. Mike has his master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue, so he is pleased to wear the colors.
I used Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd for the template. This is a great book that I use frequently.