Well, I tried to stop myself, but I couldn't do it. I had to cast on a new project, even though my list of wip's takes two hands to count (you can see them all here on Ravelry). What did I start? A pair of mitts in Dream in Color's new sock yarn, Knitosophy. Color, Butterfly. Yes, all the colors arrived at the end of last week and are now available!
The most notable thing when knitting this yarn is that the color is amazing. I didn't know what to expect with this new line, as Veronica (dyer at Dream in Color) was clear with me that, unlike the veil-dyed Smooshy, this flash-dyed (her new technique) yarn does have the possibility of pooling or striping. Each skein can be very different from the next- it's a unique fibery work of art. But in the five inches I have knit so far, I don't see any pooling or striping of color. In fact, the way the color is laying in the fabric reminds me of the shimmer of a butterfly's wing- which is likely what Veronica intended when dyeing the color Butterfly... Or maybe it's a happy coincidence? Either way- loving it.
This is the first time I've knit mitts, and I'm combining a few patterns with a variation on a stitch pattern from Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge. I'll likely post the free pattern here and on Ravelry when I have it completed. And if you want to keep up on my progress, I'll try to keep up with that at this link on Ravelry. The weather here in NE Indiana has turned cold, and it's enough to make my hands cold when I'm on the computer all day. So fingerless mitts are a great way to keep my hands warm and my fingertips free to type. At least, that's how I'm rationalizing casting on yet another project. Can you help me come up with other justifications?