I wear layers, but my hands get very, very cold.
The other day I remembered seeing a pattern somewhere for fingerless gloves. I stopped at the yarn store in Freeport with the pattern, Fetching by Cheryl Niamath, as published on Knitty.com. After consulting with the yarn lady, I came home with two skeins of RYC Cashsoft DK in a lovely lilac.
The pattern claims to be so quick as to give nearly instant gratification, and that was absolutely true. Although I had no time to knit on Thursday and only purchase the yarn on Tuesday, I am wearing a pair this morning!
At the suggestion of wise knitter, Ruth at woolyheaded, I abandoned the picot bind-off and instead casted off purlwise. I also added an extra cable repeat to the wrist, something she did not do on hers but recommended as a good change to the pattern. I love the way the cable repeat on the hand comes right at my knuckles. I went to bed last night wearing them! Probably unnecessary under the covers, but I didn't want to leave them and go to bed.
I've never managed to keep track of knitting projects in any sort of organized way, despite being a member of Ravelry, but this year I'll begin as I mean to go on. Wish me luck!