Monday, January 19, 2009

Fingerless Gloves

Lately I've been on this knitting kick. I think it's because it's something I can do with Liam around. I just have to make sure I put it away when I'm not working on it. Knitting needles (minus the knitting I've been working on) quickly turn into swords or screwdrivers. Yarn transforms into snakes, worms, and more recently rope.



Here are the fingerless gloves I finished just after Christmas. I used this pattern with a sport weight yarn. This is the first time I've ever done cables. They were surprisingly easy. Unfortunately, I can't find my cable needle now. Liam decided it was a helicopter. It must have flown away. I'll have to get a new one.

The pattern ended up being too big around for my arms, and I didn't have a smaller set of double-pointed needles so I just cast on ten less stitches. Worked out well, but I had to fiddle a little with the ribbing at the fingers because the stitches didn't divide right. I think I ended up knitting two together a couple of times.



I wish I could show you the set of mocha-colored gloves from Shana's etsy store that inspired me. I think they must have been purchased because I can't find them. (Shana helped me find them later, see below.)



Thank you Will and Sadie for taking my picture during Liam's nap. You make me very happy.



(Thank you Lindsey for loaning Sadie to us for the afternoon. She looks so cute in Liam's BIG coat!)

(This part was added after the original post.)

Shana still has pictures of the gloves on her Flickr account. Here's one:


4 comments:

Kacey R. said...

Look at you sassy Mama! LOVE the gloves and we have the same necklace. LOVE IT!

You may have looked, but if an item sold out of an Etsy shop - you can check their sold items. There is a link on the side bar of their shop. If the gloves were sold they will be in there. Just in case you need to look at them again.

Lyssa said...

I love those!! They are so beautiful. I'm glad you picked black. That's my favorite!
And I miss the Wasatch Mountains!!

Shana said...

LOVE those! Fabulous!!!!! Good for you, attempting to alter a pattern on dpn's while experimenting for the first time with cables....I am impressed, woman! :D
As for the gloves, when I took the pic, I had only completed one, thinking that if someone purchased them, I'd whip out the second....then I decided to use the leftover yarn for something else. So I took them off Etsy. :D
Anyway, you can see a pic on my flicker page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29308745@N05/page7/
Happy Knitting! And thanks for the link to my page!

TheOtherBlonde said...

The gloves are awesome#1 and #2... you look like you're standing in front of a photo backdrop or a painting... we don't have scenery like that in Richmond, VA! Totally Jealous!

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