I am struggling with the sweater. I can do it technically, but it just seems to be taking forever. One of my Saturday morning knitting friends was working on the Susies Reading Mitts from Dancing Ewes Yarns. I loved them. So much so that I had to come home and make them. Right then. I grabbed the first yarn form my stash that might work. This is an an aran weight alpaca that I picked up at the Empire Alpaca Association's Extravaganza. I loved the yarn, but it came form one of the farms and was not labeled and I had no idea of the yardage. It also turned out to be an odd color and I never found any yarn in purple or gray that would work with it. So, it sat.Susie's Reading Mitts call for DK weight yarn. I went up a needle size and made them in small. It worked, they fit.
These took just over a day to make and they were fun! I'm already planning on making a second pair.