There's nothing like a fingerless mitt to take the edge off. And a fingerless mitt knit in worsted weight yarn fits my definition of instant gratification.
Working on this mitt has been a good reminder that often it's best to follow the directions from the beginning. I was reading and re-reading the instructions for the tuck stitch - the one that creates those fun Xs across the top of the hand. The instructions say to go under the strand below, but I couldn't visualize where that strand was coming from. If I'd read the directions from the beginning, I would have realized that the strand was created a couple of rows earlier. Lesson learned - follow the directions starting with Row 1 and don't skip ahead.
Many of the leaves have fallen, and the vibrant colors of the season have given way to earth tones. This week a bright leaf blew across my path and caught my attention. My color inspiration for the week.