Hi there, Turns out it wasn't that difficult to resolve my yarn issues: 10 minutes in the store and I walked out with a bag full of Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted (75% wool, 25% alpaca) in Natural and Carmine. It's soft, it's warm, and it's (actually) worsted weight, which means that by Saturday afternoon I had half a mitten finished! The pattern is part of the Min Ulla Scarf, Hat & Mittens Set by Elinor of Exercise Before Knitting. I'm hoping to have an "It's Finished!" photo for you by this time next week. (Let's just not talk about that sweater....) PS - Just a note: if you're interested in seeing a preview of this week's giveaway, a copy of Sew Liberated, click on the title to be taken to the publisher's page, then scroll down until you see the Scribd preview, which lets you take a peek inside the book. And next time I'll try to remember to take some interior photos for the giveaway post! Thanks for the good idea, Mimi!