I should put myself on a strict knitting diet: no new yarn, no casting on. I was thinking very seriously about doing just that but then a friend "forced" me to go to The Knitting Tree, a LYS. She needed buttons; I needed nothing. Yet, three days later, I have these:
Stripey Fingerless Gloves from Patternology, which is the brand that the Knitting Tree owner uses for her designs. In a brilliant move, she doesn't sell the patterns; instead, they are free when you purchase the yarn each pattern is designed for.
The yarn in this case is KFI Luxury Collection Indulgence Cashmere. It's a DK weight with 5% cashmere. For $30, you get 437 yards and 150 grams, enough to make a set of fingerless mitts and a matching slouchy hat, which I've begun:
I have had too much time to knit. Someone -- not me, for once -- backed a car I was riding in into a post and aggravated my highly arthritic neck. Knitting in a neck-friendly position was my main activity this weekend, along with experimenting with pain-killers. Gee, I sound so old here!
I'm off to catch up on your blogs. That's one other thing I can manage!