Shortly after posting about my sad lack of projects last week, I was perusing through my copy of Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders, and noticed a pattern for fingerless mitts that it was suddenly imperative I make immediately, and with the purple sock yarn I discovered in my stash while rooting around for the elusive and non-existent third ball of purple lace weight yarn.
This pattern is actually called "Woven" Fingerless Gloves and those quotation marks make me cringe every time I see them though they are technically correct as the gloves aren't actually woven. But still.
The sock yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy, a really lovely sock yarn that unfortunately doesn't make very rugged socks. Luckily I have an entire book of patterns (101 of them!) that use sock yarn for all sorts of projects.
In other knitting news, there was a yarn sale at my favorite store, Windsor Button, this weekend. (I almost said "my favorite yarn store" but no, I think it's my favorite store all around.) I was going to go anyhow to get some lace weight yarn so that I can make the shawl I started with the purple yarn, and then I realized that it was Columbus Day weekend and there's always a sale. So I brought a whole list with me.
I bought - three skeins of it this time - Silky Alpaca Lace for my shawl in a lovely shade of teal or peacock or some such blue/green concoction. Additionally, I bought some black worsted weight Cascade 220 superwash so I can finally make the Talia vest that's been in my Ravelry queue for lo these many years. I feel like a vest could be really cute and stylish, or possibly horridly frumpy, but either way you don't have to knit any sleeves so it's win-win. I also grabbed a couple of skeins of sock yarn because that's always practical to have and I may as well get it on sale.
I'm still so enamored of my "Woven" Fingerless Gloves that I haven't yet begun any of these projects, but I'm sure I'll have something new to show you next week.