October was all about projects, projects, projects. I finished so many things! Oh, the endorphin rush of completion!
These fingerless mitts were a birthday gift for my friend Kerri. Well, truth be told, I had a few setbacks with this project and only finished one of them in time for her birthday. (But she really, really liked that one.) Then I made the second one a week later.
The yarn was leftover from some socks I made a few years ago. It's called Kona Sock from Crafty in a Good Way, and I bought it in Kansas City while on a road trip in 2007. I think it might have been a local dyer, as I've never seen or heard of it anywhere else. The colorway is called Forest Floor.
The pattern is Verdigris by Rosemary Hill. I liked this pattern, but it runs quite large, as I discovered several inches into the first one (argh!). My friend has small hands, so I started over by casting on 54 sts instead of 72 and did three pattern repeats instead of four, centering the thumb gussett in the middle of the second repeat.
And because I know someone will ask, the nail polish I'm wearing in the top photo is OPI's Magnifico Mexico (one of my favorites and, sadly, discontinued.)