Yay- my first FO of '08! And if the first is any indication, I think I'm in for a great knitting year! Enter, Grayscale:
The knitty gritty:
Pattern: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering in 36 Linen Grey and 43 Pewter
Needles: US0 and US2 DPNs
I would definitely recommend this pattern. It's really well-written, planned out, and easy to follow. The colorwork pattern is simple, but visually appealing, and I love how you can create such different looks, depending on the colors you choose. I was all over the place, trying to decide on colors, but for some reason these grays called out to me, and I really like the monochromatic scheme I ended up with. Stranded colorwork on wee DPNs is a bit fiddly, but it was fun, you get to work on your manual dexterity, and the end result is well worth the fiddliness.
From beginning to end, this project was a joy. I was able to get completely lost in these little palm/wrist warmers over the winter holiday and my subsequent funk. I loved knitting them and I now love wearing them. They are small (= relatively fast to knit). They have visual interest (= mental stimulation). They are JUST the kind of project that is perfect for me!