I ended up getting two skeins of Baby Ull for the Endpaper Mitts -- baby pink and a deep charcoal gray. I couldn't find anything that looked just right with the alpaca. I also got a wee single-use packet of lavender wool wash (I've wanted to try it) and some Brittany 3 mm needles.
I wasn't really planning to work on the Endpaper Mitts, not with the cardian hanging out on my desk, waiting. But I just wanted to try a little bit, to see how it went. So yeah ... now I'm done with the ribbing and two of the three straight section repeats on Mitt #1. I didn't bother with the Italian tubular cast-on; I just used the regular tubular cast-on instead. Wow! What a lovely result. My tension is a bit uneven in places, but a good blocking will help -- besides, it's my first stranded colorwork, I'm going to cut myself some slack. So far I've made two mistakes (pink stitches that should be gray). I figure that's where the miracle of duplicate stitch comes in, huh? :-)
There is lots of random junk to do today. I spent a good part of yesterday running around, so I am not crazy about doing it all again. Bah. But yesterday there was the yarn store and a veggie chili dog and an evening at the Cheerleader Mansion to work on Halloween stuff ... so it was a good day.