Of the projects that have arrived so far, this is one that I thought of keeping for my selfish little self. I don't wear much pink, but this color is so dynamic and the yarn is so soft and the gloves are just so perfect that I slipped them on in 98 degree heat and wore them while running errands. I looooove these gloves. I can't say for certain that I won't be wearing these around a bit this winter.
NeedleFingers knit these for the store, using Dream in Color's Smooshy with Cashmere in the It's a Sparkler colorway. About half the skein was leftover, which means that you could get two pairs of gloves out of this fabulous skein- what a great less-than-$15-gift! The pattern is free on Ravelry, and it's Knotty Gloves by Julia Mueller. Queue it up.
This yarn boasts 20% cashmere, and you can really tell in how it feels on the hand. If you want something comparably soft, you could also take a look at Purple Label Cashmere Sock from Tanis Fiber Arts or Casbah from Fleece Artist (though this one does have half the cashmere content). I have two new colors, Blueberry and Dove, and Blueberry is such a lovely and vivid blue/purple combo that it would be great punch of color for a dreary winter.
The store will be closing tomorrow for about a week as I (and the moving company) move over 4 tons of sock yarn and dozens upon dozens of boxes to the new store. I have a feeling I'll be posting pictures on our new Facebook page as we unpack! Take a look and see updates about the move and keep up to date on new things going on in the store.