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Knotty Gloves – Complete!

I took my (or should I say my cousin’s) Knotty Gloves outside for photo shoot on this miserable day today. Unfortunately, my options are limited when it comes to spare time for photo shoots, and this was the best I could do. I was hoping for a sunny day, but I don’t see that happening ’round these parts for a few days.

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I am pleased with how these turned out, given that they’re my first (and probably last) pair of gloves. I absolutely hate weaving in ends, and this project had 462 ends. Yes, I counted. I was planning on adding conductive thread to the thumbs, but I didn’t like the feeling of the scratchy thread, so I nixed that idea. (I did enjoy dangling the thread over top of my phone, though!) I reinforced the pad of the right middle finger by weaving a length of yarn through the stitches on the inside of the finger. My cousin says all of her storebought gloves develop a hole there, and I didn’t want to take any chances. Since I used a merino/nylon blend, I hope these puppies hold up to whatever she throws at them!

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As for the specifics, I used size 2.5 (3.0mm) dpns and Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn in “Black.” I was able to knit one whole glove and just past the thumb increases of the second glove before needing to start a second skein.

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I love the cable detail on the wrist, and it was surprisingly easy to knit even in black yarn. If I didn’t hate knitting gloves so much, I’d make a pair for myself. I think I’ll just stick with something like mittens, though.  🙂

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Knotty Gloves – Third Progress Report

As of today, one glove is completed!

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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.


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Knotty Gloves – Second Progress Report

I finished a finger!

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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. 


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Knotty Gloves – First Progress Report

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.

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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. 🙂


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Felici Socks – Complete!

My first knitted Christmas present is officially complete!

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Felici Socks

 

To review the basics, these are knit from the Vivace Socks pattern.  I used 2.75mm dpns and Knit Picks Felici Fingering in the “Marine Life” colorway.  My gauge came in at 8.5 sts x 11.5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette.  I knit these to fit a women’s size 8 shoe (9.75 inch foot).

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The Heel

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The Toe

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Picot Cuff

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I love self striping yarn!

 

I knit these exactly as written in the pattern except for picking up a couple extra gusset stitches.  I love this pattern because it’s super simple.  I’ll have to ask my Mother-in-Law if they stay up on her ankles after I give them to her.  I’m curious to know whether the picot hem is as functional as it is pretty.

I am so relieved to be able to tuck these away.  I hate having to rush to either buy or knit Christmas presents.  I still have quite a few to make, but every completed project helps.


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Felici Socks – Fifth Progress Report

Ugh!  This is taking way too long!  I think that’s my fault, though, seeing as I’ve been avoiding it every chance I get.  Even with my avoidance issues, I’ve made it to the gussets.

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I’m still working on perfecting my technique.  It seems like every single time I pick up stitches to do the gussets, I end up with holes.  I know when I pick up those “corner” stitches, I’m either picking up one too many, or I’m picking them up in the wrong spot.  It’s pretty pathetic that I still have this issue after all of the socks I’ve knit.  One day I’m going to get it right.


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Felici Socks – Fourth Progress Report

I was super responsible today and started my mother-in-law’s second Christmas sock.  Wipe that surprised look off your face!  I can buckle down when necessary.  🙂

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I finished Eva’s Ruffled Top last night, and I wanted to finish up these socks before starting the lace shrug I need to knit for next month.  The picot cuff was a little easier this time around, but it was still annoying.  I’m so glad to be past that point now and working on the leg.  With any luck, I’ll have the second sock finished in a jiffy!

Last time I discussed these socks, I was trying to decide whether to dive into the second ball of Felici or finish off the first ball before moving on to the second ball.  I went with option #1 and started knitting from the second ball immediately.  I’ll save the leftovers from both balls for a pair of baby socks.  I love me some striped baby socks.  😀