I found this Classic Elite Montera yarn in the discontinued bin at Kathy's Kreations in Ligonier. First, I fell in love with the color. It's baby blue (Antique Ice #3829). My favorite color! Second, it's so soft and has a halo about it which is probably the Llama wool. Bummer that it only contains 127 yards to knit with!
I searched Ravelry looking for a pattern which uses Aran yarn under 150 yards and came up with Berglind Inga Gudmundsdottir's Home mittens.
Last night I printed off the pattern and cast on. I made it to the increases for the thumb and then decided that I knit too tight with this yarn and the size needles suggested in the pattern because my mitten was much smaller than Berglind's. Her pattern calls for 3mm and 4 mm needles. So I ripped out and will be starting over using larger needles. I'm going to use 3.75mm and 5mm needles. Hopefully the new mittens will not end up fitting my husband. giggle
A few hours later and I'm back to where I was prior to ripping out. Just praying I have enough yarn to finish.
Update: Frogged this evening; 9/30/2013. Not enough yarn. I went back to Kathy's Kreations today and spoke with Kathy Zimmerman about what to do. At first I thought about doing half the mittens in light blue and the other half in dark blue but the look she gave me said that was a definite no. haha
I bought two raspberry colored Montera skeins and one dark blue which I found in the discount bin. Lovely yarn. We started talking about adding beads to yarn and she pointed me to the shop next door which sold beads. I came home with a vial of raspberry colored glass beads that I intend to add to the yarn. I still plan to make mittens. Tomorrow I'll wind the first skein into a ball.