I have also started work on the mitts, which has been a fun challenge. I wrestled with the double pointed needles, but found them too fiddley, so I'm now trying the magic ring which is going much better.
Plus, I ordered yarn--enough for a sweater! I have never made a sweater before. I figure if I crochet a sweater or two, work these short row, circle, and tube shapes in knitting, then I will be pretty good and can eventually knit a sweater. I'll have to do a check back next year and see how it's going.
Meanwhile, it's warmed up here and I'm not sure we'll get any Snow Days. I didn't hear if the groundhog saw his shadow or not. I'm satisfied to move into spring, though I do love winter trees.