I think I'm about to start this. Avoiding the gloves - turns out the rowanspun I'm using has been discontinued, and that although the pattern seems to say (remember it was in Japanese) that I only need one skein of each colour I just don't think it will be enough. My plan is to finish the glove and then unwind the whole of the red ball onto something and measure it. But that's a pain, it's cold outside and I've got a cold. Something faster, pretty and just complicated enough (ie. not glove fingers in fair isle) sounds like a plan.