I have not picked up my knitting needles since spring, when I thought I wanted to make geisha socks. I got this far, then decided I would not wear wool geisha socks very often. I considered starting over toe up and making regular socks, but I liked the subtle varied shades of this pink wool too much to hide it in regular shoes. So I unraveled it before - just before - it was time to snip the yarn to begin the toe.
Then, there was no knitting all summer while I made sock monkeys.
Recently I realized this pink yarn would be perfect for mittens for my daughter to wear ice skating. Acrylic store bought gloves tend to get a bit sweaty while skating. I think this sock weight wool will be more comfortable, plus, wool is a natural anti-microbial fiber, so they should not get germy from sweaty hands.
I decided to do a simple cabled cuff with a plain stockinette hand. Easy peasy. When I got to the first try on point (end of thumb gusset), my girl asked if I could make them gloves instead. So gloves it will be - my very first pair, in fact.
Today, during my four hours of mandatory service time at my children's school, I finished up glove number one. Now the hard part: making the other glove match in size.