I am going to do two posts today... first is the one I am most excited about. I made my first paid of fingerless gloves this week. I mentioned in my WIP Wednesday post that I was working on a pair for my old manager's daughter. I finished them last night and think they are so cute. The pattern I used is "Ravenna Mitts" found in PDF format at Ravelry.
I had to alter the pattern because the stitch counts didn't add up for me. The beginning chain 18 made a loop so small that I could not get my hand through it. So I improvised some multiples and succeeded with a cute pair of gloves. I plan to make them again with a few more changes such as a longer wrist part and using a smaller hook for the shells.
The color isn't quite right in this photo, the purple is too blue but I used the lighter purple that I used in my round ripple blanket.