SilverSpun yarn from the Feel Good Yarn Company over on my pal Allyson's blog. It popped up again as a reward for the Woolly App Kickstarter, and finally I ended up connecting with Laurie, the woman behind it all. She sent me a skein of SilverSpun yarn to try out, and I couldn't wait to cast on!
Since the pure silver that is spun throughout the yarn has therapeutic properties, I thought a pair of fingerless mitts would be a good project. It should also be noted that the silver lends the yarn conductive properties as well, which means that you can knit a pair of gloves and use them to operate any touch-screen device while wearing them! Anyway, I went the fingerless mitt route and made the Dalkey Mitts from Carol Feller's Contemporary Irish Knits. This is the first project in my never-ending quest to see how many projects I can make from books already on my shelf, might I add!
I have just a little bit of yarn left over, and I may use it to knit the fingertips in a pair of gloves to take advantage of the conductive properties (that is, if I can get up the gumption to actually make a pair of gloves).
In other news, I knit a swatch for my next 30 Day Sweater. I'm not sure if I'll actually make it in a month, but it sure would be nice to have a new sweater to wear this season! I'm using The Fibre Company's Canopy Fingering (swatched here in Sumac, but I also have a few skeins of Wild Ginger which I'll be using for a contrast color) and it's blocking on my new blocking mats from Knitter's Pride. I have a few sketches for what I'd like this sweater to become - I'll be using the framework to create my own custom sweater this time around!