I’ve been working on a pair on fingerless mitts from my new favorite knitting book, One Skein Wonders. The yarn is hand dyed alpaca, from some roving I scored at the St. Distaff’s Day Spin-In in January 2005 — yeah, I’m slow. The spinning went pretty quickly — I brought my wheel that year, so I got started spinning within minutes of buying the roving. But, you know how fiber stashes are: there’s a certain amount of ageing meeded, followed by searching for the right patterns, then a period of indecision, and then the knitting/weaving/sewing starts.
The beauty and warmth of the alpaca seemd to fit the coziness of the mitts, so I pulled out the circular needles and got started. These babies knit up pretty quickly!
Here they are, done; and below, modeled by your lovely hand model – – – me!
Very warm and nice, just the sort of thing to wear on a chilly day.