I was so excited when the new Knitty.com came out. I always like to see what the new patterns are because of course I don't have enough projects already! Well the new Spring issue has come out and I like several of the patterns. I was most excited about the Spirogira fingerless gloves. I have long lusted after the Mermaid gloves but there is no true pattern for them. If you search around on blogs and Ravelry you'll find bits and pieces but no true step by step pattern. Spirogira is very similar and actual has a pattern I can follow! I was forced to stop all other projects and start these cuties. I first started with some gorgeous turquoise yarn I bought to make something for Horsey Girl. I was working on them when she said, "ooooh, pretty yarn. Whatcha making?" What a perfect response - she liked the yarn - my heart swelled! I responded proudly, "fingerless gloves for you sweetie!" To which she responded, "but I don't wear fingerless gloves, well, yeah." Can you hear my heart deflating? So I did what every self respecting mother would do - I shouted "you'll wear them any way!" No seriously, I didn't but I immediately pulled them off the needles, rip, rip, rip.
I still really wanted to make the gloves so looked around and saw the remaining yarn from the hat I recently made for my friend. I loved the colors so much that I threw it on the needles and started knitting away. I'm loving the pattern and loving this yarn but I knew I didn't have enough. But since it's not some fancy hand dyed but fairly standard commercial yarn I figured I'd be able to find some no problem. Right? WRONG!!! I have spent many hours now searching on the internet and calling around to LYS' looking for this yarn. It is Filatura di Crosa Zarina baby. I think I finally found a site on the internet that has it. It is hard to tell from their photo if it is actually the same colorway but I jumped in and ordered some. Hopefully it will arrive soon and be the right color. Please!