My latest fingerless endeavour (because I make way too many, and there are still never enough) is using Rowan's Winter Mitts pattern using silk twist, which is quite possibly my new favourite yarn.
I seem to knit relatively tightly, and while it's not a problem in that my stitches still slide comfortably on the needles, and I don't get sore hands, I usually end up having to modify patterns a little. When I started these, I didn't have any larger needles to hand to change the gauge, so I just added in a few extra stitches throughout. (They're still a tiny bit tight around the thumb area on the palm, as you can see.) Right now, I have finished the right mitt and started the left.
The silk twist was on sale, and so I bought... more balls than I'd care to admit to...! When I've finished the gloves, I've got enough to make a delicious scarf in the same colour. At this rate, I'll even have them ready for autumn. Ohhh, I miss the cold weather. I love getting wrapped up. (Summer is sticky and sweaty and I sneeze all the time.) When the leaves start turning orange I'm so ridiculously happy. (I know, I know, I'm topsy-turvy. This is why I'm never leaving the North.)