After confessing a couple of days ago to being nearly monogamous, I have taken on yet another project. I just had to! I couldn't help myself when Nona created the Peaceful Palms KAL. Must support Peace! A pattern from Folk Knitting In Estonia (Nancy has upgraded her site!) has long been on my 'must knit' list. It is Merkje's Glove and the stitch design is created by traveling stitches, Estonia style. The yarn Nancy used is Koigu and that was my first choice. The only LYS that carries Koigu didn’t have a light color (I really did want cream anyway), so I thought I’d see if I had some Satakieli to substitute. While digging through the stash (which has been handled quite a bit lately) I found cream KOIGU! This stash must be to big if I can’t remember it all.
To make matters worse (well, actually I'll call it a good thing), Sandy started the Warm Hands Mitten Along! I really must join it, too. A few years ago I took a class from Nancy Bush (are you sick of hearing about her?) on a simple Estonian Mitten. It has a couple of different braids on the cuff and a little Rosetud flower, too. It was a fun, quick project and I knit several pair, but gave them all away. It's time to pull out the instructions and knit a pair for myself (and maybe a few more as gifts). I haven't decided on colors (or yarn) which means shopping might be in order. Winter knitting this year will be all about staying warm! Now to finish the Socks for Lolly's Socktober Fest and get on to the Peacefully Warming the hands.