Wowser Dowser, that was a heck of a lot of knitting in the past year.
Last project finished thus far were for a friend with arthritis, an avid gardener who supplied us with squash and tomatoes all summer. We really enjoyed his produce. Here is one of Mr. Gardener's ... actually Mr. Woods'...wristers:
Then the husband said his old ones were not as sturdy as the ones he was modeling, so he wanted a pair like Mr. Woods was given. But he wanted a pair with the thumbs knitted for extra warmth, so I modified this pattern and should be through with another pair shortly.
Other modifications on the pattern: sport weight yarn was held double to achieve a more sturdy fabric. The yard used was 90% alpaca from Lonesome Stone Fiber Mill in Granby, Colorado. They have 70 alpacas they rear and shear and process wool for their family owned business. This is a picture of their mill:
Lonesome Stone alpaca fibers can be accessed here if you want to purchase yarn directly from their mill.
And these are the wristers for the Mister, half way completed:
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Update 12/29/12, a pair of wristers for the husband, with an attached thumb: