Look at that, it's a stranded wool fingerless glove. Just the thing for an 89-degree day, don't you think? This is Ysolda's new Belyse pattern, the first in this year's Knitworthy collection. I'm making it for my MIL with beautiful wool from the 20-pound box that an internet pal sent me in...late 2014, maybe.
I am not sure whether the yarns work together. In the hank the main color looked like a pretty bright red, but it's much more variegated than I initially thought -- just look at the striping/pooling in the fingers. I'm not sure how well the star pattern will actually show up. It is unlikely, though, that my MIL will say, "You know, I would have liked these a lot except that you picked colors that were too similar in value." I think I'll probably just keep knitting. I'll join the thumb in the next round, and it should move pretty quickly from there. (Is that an invitation to knitting disaster? I find this chart to be fun and addictive. Just one more round, I keep telling myself.)
Books: I am almost done with Understanding Scrupulosity. It keeps causing me to say, "OH MY PEOPLE I HAVE FOUND YOU," followed immediately by "I NEED SOME NEW PEOPLE." It's kind of hard to read, actually. Today I started The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, which so far is sweet and gently funny and well written.
Stella and I are in the third book of the Dragons of Blueland series. We're both grateful to commenter swimmermom for mentioning them -- I'd forgotten about them and they're a fun quick read.
More Yarn Along posts at Ginny's.