It took longer than expected, but finally I finished the fingerless mitts pattern with Swans Island Washable Wool in sport weight.  Writing patterns is like all writing, you start out with one idea and end up with another.  The work just evolves as you are working.  So I started with the idea of having spades run up the mitt, but the spades were too indistinct and not worth the bother (keep it simple, stupid), so I did a seed stitch panel.  Then I thought I’d have a seed-stitch thumb, but it kept wanting to move to moss stitch, so another rip-out, and reminder to keep it simple.  In the end, the mitts are perfect for men or women, and show off the beautiful tonal qualities of Swans Island Washable Wool.  Best of all, they’re done and available at the Love Yarn Shop or at  KISSpatterns on Etsy.