I forgot to post yesterday for Family Photo Thursday. Ooooops!
As of today, one glove is completed!
I sent my cousin a picture of the completed glove, and she said she loves it. Great news!
I started the next one and knit a few rounds. If I hadn’t started it immediately, I would have been very tempted to let the project hibernate. My attention span is terribly short, I’m afraid.
I finished a finger!
As I expected, gloves are a bit fiddly to knit. They are extra fiddly if you knit them with black yarn, methinks. I’m hoping the second glove will take less time since I’m constantly stopping to check length with this first glove. I’ve been recording how many rounds I’ve knit for each section on my project page so I don’t have to check when I make the second one.
The knitting has been going surprisingly smoothly. The only thing that’s bothering me is the little holes that are developing between the fingers. I hate holes. I’m going to have to close them, and I’m afraid that doing so will create bulk between the fingers. I’ll keep you updated on how that goes.
My beautiful, beautiful yarn has arrived!
The package on the left is from Fabulous Yarn, and the one on the right is from Shelridge Yarns. I was tickled to see the French writing on the Shelridge package. I don’t buy from Canada that often, so I was kind of surprised. Makes sense, though!
Up first is the Soft Touch Ultra from Shelridge.
I won a $25 gift certificate, so I used that towards this purchase of 4 hanks in the “Wine” colorway. It’s redder in person, and it’s going to be a Christmas dress for Kirsi.
Next is some Malabrigo Sock in the “Ivy” colorway.
This is destined to become a Christmas dress for Eva.
Finally we have some MadTosh Vintage in the “Onyx” colorway.
I’m planning to make myself a simple shawl with this. I’d like to have one for the winter.
Since this is my third blog post for the day, I should probably get off my phone and start knitting. I’ve got a lot accomplish!
You guys gotta hear this story…
I decided a while back to make my cousin a pair of gloves since she has a hard time with store bought gloves, and she’s been taking professional pictures of Eva for free. So I said to myself, “Self, what color goes with everything?” Black, of course! Then I asked myself what pattern I think she’d like. “What about Knotty Gloves? Oh yes, yes, yes. Perfect. “Okay, Self, now that I have some black fingering weight yarn and a pattern that requires cabling, when should I knit these gloves?” AT NIGHT YOU SILLY GOOSE!
I’m lucky I haven’t made a mistake, yet. All in good time, I’m sure.
Here’s my progress. This is the wrist of the right glove. I’m done cabling, and now I’m working on the thumb increases. I’m a bit intimidated since I’ve never knit gloves before, but I think I can make this work. I’m just dreading those ends I’m going to have to weave in. 🙂