Seeing as how I still haven't finished a sweater project (details on why to come), have never done stranded colour-work, and start to hyperventilate when a pattern calls for little needles (except socks) it was clear that a warm-up project was in order. These mitts were perfect since they are small (both in size and in yarn investment), require fair-isle, and use Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift (the same yarn called for in Venezia).
Here is the front just short of the halfway mark.
And the finished product, nicely posed with a napping dog (click for larger):
Yarn: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift in Nighthawk and Granite
Needles: US 3 DPNs
Size: To fit a woman's hand
Started: February 2007
Completed: March 2007
The yarn seemed a little scratchy after being knit up but blocking has turned it into a soft and uniform fabric. I didn't make any modifications to the pattern but next time I knit these I will be sure to make the thumb a few rows longer for a better fit.
I've also been working on some spinning that is moving slowly. Details tomorrow