So named because the colors of the yarn could have been inspired by nothing else.
Pattern: Mahayana Flying gloves
Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino, 104 yds/50 g - I used maybe a skein and a half
Needles: US 6/4.0 mm
Start/finish: 12/19-12/23 (I didn't quite finish these in the allotted 24 hr time frame (shock and horror, I know), but they were done very quickly. The second mitt took about 3 hrs start to finish)
Comments/modifications: These were a lovely quick pattern, and the gorgeous yarn made it all the better. The stitch pattern (which looks waaaay more complicated then it actually is) breaks up variegated yarns amazingly well (as evidenced by these examples) and it was great fun to see how the colors would stack up. I knit the pattern pretty much as given, although I had to increase the number of stitches - I used 37 stitches for the repeat instead of 31. To compensate for the larger size, I also worked the palm stockinette section over 15 stitches instead of 12, which necessitated starting in the middle of the stitch repeat after the palm. It wasn't too complicated once I got going.
I also worked 4 rows on the thumb and then 5 rows of ribbing - it comes up basically to the base of my thumbnail.
So, in summary: gorgeous yarn + great quick pattern = toasty warm hands. And these worked up so quickly that I suspect I will be knitting more of them for last minute presents. Not that I would ever have any reason to need a last minute present mind you.