'What to design next?' I pondered. 'I've done three pairs of socks in a row, maybe it's time for a change. Mitts are good, I like mitts, but it's too cold for mitts. How about mittens? I haven't designed any mittens yet and they are on my to-do list'.
But what kind of mittens? It was early evening and the clouds were making interesting patterns in the darkening sky.
'Stranded colourwork? That's always fun, but there are so many out there, and it's fiddly. What about slip stitch?'
An idea had begun to form. Mentally I rummaged in my stash for yarns that could become slipstitch mittens, and by the time I got home I knew what my next design would be.
So what's on the needles right now? That's it - a hat!!!