Wednesday, December 14, 2005
I'm making my very first pair of gloves! Well, not full gloves, I'm making fingerless gloves. The kinds that have cut off fingers, not the mitts I made last week, which, by the way, rock. I love that cherry red color. I have a rather drab purplish grey down coat, so I like to jazz it up with bright accessories. This year I've been rotating my helmet hat with a two by two rib hat I made with Lion Brand Landscapes. I really like Landscapes. It's a super-bulky wool blend multicolored yarn. I made a hat and a mistake rib scarf by alternating two rows of Rose Garden with two rows of Raspberry Patch. It's very bright and warm and kinda funky. It goes well with the cherry mitts.
The gloves I'm making now are green–Avocado Green Wool of the Andes. I finished one tonight, but I didn't weave in the ends yet so I can make sure both of them are basically the same length when I'm done. I got the pattern from Interweave Knits Winter 2003. I think this "Progressive Glove" pattern and article is worth the price of the back issue. Along with the gloves, which are made using your gauge to calculate cast on stitches and how many stitches for each finger for a custom fit, they also have four different thumb gussets to try out. I'm using the basic thumb gusset. This same issue of Interweave Knits has a one of my favorite sweaters I made, "Dolman Updated". Of course, the arms to way too long, but this shouldn't surprise you by now. Nothing I ever makes fits right. The only sweater I even knit perfectly is the one I made for Kyle. He looks great it in and it's just a boring old roll neck drop shoulder.
I tried the finished glove on with the tails streaming and Kyle said I looked like the swamp thing. I had to agree.
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