While searching for the perfect yarn to tackle baby's sweater-coat project, I whipped up these fingerless mittens as a gift for my sister. She's very fun and fashionable, and I hope she likes these! (Wearing knitted gifts is coming back into fashion, right? Right.) I used a light sock weight yarn, since she lives in Texas, and doesn't usually see much of a winter there.
I will never be a hand model.
Back to the sweater, I purchased some beautiful, natural merino wool from Grace. Much like knowing the farmer who grows your food, I think it wise to know the people who know and care for the animals your fiber comes from. It really is the way things ought to be, I feel. My very ambitious goal is to have this project completed by Christmas. I work well with deadlines. And so far the pattern isn't frightening me into avoidance (much).