Frosty Fingerless Glove Weather (note that the lace should be centered on my hand!)
I almost made it through the weekend without starting anything new, but the pressure of holiday knitting finally got to me. I figure that the more things I start, the more I'll finish when it comes to crunch time. Right? Right? Really, it's a matter of helping me map out what I really do want to get done, so that I'm not making things any harder for myself. I learned the hard way last year, when I started some things too late because I didn't have the right pattern / yarn / plan.
The mitts above are Kathy's Fingerless Gloves (Rav Link), I'm knitting them out of Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca Silk. It was trickier than I'd thought to find a lacy fingerless gloves that I could knit out of one skein of this DK weight yarn--there are lots of fingering weight versions, and a few lovely cabled mitts that use more than one skein. None of the local stores I checked with carry this pattern, but it's available online via Patternfish. I hadn't heard of Patternfish before, and was very glad to find it--I really didn't want to order this online, pay for shipping, and wait until after Thanksgiving to get these. I know that it would be easy enough to adapt another pattern for this yarn, but I was more in a get-it-done mood than a figure-it-out mood. Now I just need to get-it-done!
"The Ghost of the Scarlet Town Crier": John Wesley Harding, The Red Rose and the Briar.