When I got home last night, I had a package with a Royal Mail stamp on it. The silk noil lace yarn has arrived, from Colourmart. Good golly, but it's so very thin! It looks more like sewing thread than yarn. I may wind off a couple of cakes and try double stranding a swatch.
I've bound off the distal end of the 2nd Leaves of Grass mitt in my pair -- this is what I'm calling my mod of the pattern. And I picked up the thumb gusset stitches & knit the first round. I should work two or three more rounds in stockinette, then four rows of k1p1 ribbing & bind off. Weave in the ends, and have a pair I can photo & wear at my desk in the meat locker.