Here is the first pattern I'm considering for the mitts.
I think I have four to test all together.
Actually, there's quite a bit going on in this picture.
At the top you see my plain stockinette stitch portion when I was just getting a feel for the yarn and a baseline gauge.
Then there is some smocking. I do like the smocking stitch. My idea is to have the lace framed by the smocking stitch.
Then finally the lace. It's the Triple Leaf Lace from the second Barbara Walker book.
I only worked two repeats. And I made a mistake in the first one. sigh. I'm thinking I should work a third repeat to get a better idea of how it looks.
I'm also thinking I shouldn't try to take pictures inside on rainy days as they just come out looking icky.
Looks like tonight's knitting will be this pattern again. Must give them a fair shake and all.