I have a rather old FO for you today. Yesterday Alex Tinsley released a new pattern, the Myrta Mitts, which I test knit for her back in February. It may be disgustingly hot now, but let me tell you. I am already fantasizing about wearing these mitts on a long chilly walk to work.
The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn, which I don't typically have in the stash, but I happened to have this skein of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky that a non-knitter gifted to me a few years ago (I guess soft really is a universal language). I cast these on one Saturday morning to knit while we went to a movie and ended up finishing them that night. Bulky yarn and size US 10 needles can do magical things.
Ultimately the only thing I am not super fond of with these mitts is the color. It does not match anything else in my wardrobe and it is not as bright as I tend to go with my knitting. However, they are super soft and cozy and so I learned to love them. The thick palm contrasts nicely with the thinner arm to make a unique bit of luxury. I highly recommend giving them a go.
To see more finished projects, most likely posted in a more timely fashion, check out Tami's Amis!