There is something special about using yarn that was gifted to you. The yarn seems to capture the love of the offering, the spirit of joy, the soul of the giver.
That's Koigu, which I happen to love greatly. Click on the link and you'll be magically taken to my friend Merilyn's shop. If you happen to be going to Vogue Knitting Live this month, you'll meet her in the marketplace and be seduced by the merino side.
But this specific skein was a gift from another friend and partner in volunteering - the brilliant new designer, Knotty Bebe. Add in Ellen (who loves NO Jazz & L.A.) and the three of us do a little thing for our knitting guild.
Bebe even told me about this pattern. It is Sausalito Smoky Cables & Lace Fingerless gloves and can be had here on Ravelry. There is a matching hat and scarf pattern if you like the look, but don't want the mitts.
These are working up really fast. I'm already at the start of the thumb gussets. I'm thinking this will be the end of my fingerless mitt phase for a while. I have grey, berry, green sparkle and these in blue. Might need to go somewhere chilly just so I can wear them.
Thank you, Bebe, for sharing your love, spirit & soul.