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Monday, 29 October 2012

Gloved up

Oh hai! Yes, I've been busy knitting again and since the last post two more pairs of gloves have come into this world: Lacey Long Gloves from the book 'Love to Knit' and Lacey Wristers.

First the Lacey Long Gloves:

Essentially a fairly straightforward pattern but I found this, as with many other patterns in the book, written in a slightly illogical way. Why say 'work another 52 rows'? Why not say 'repeat lace pattern 5 times'? I'm no maths whizz, so it does take me a bit of time to work these things out. And also, who makes sock patterns that involve seaming? Why??

Anyway, enough rant and onto the next project, the Wristers:

Also quite straightforward, especially as the pattern is only on one side of the gloves. Can't help thinking that this pattern has a sort of 'elegant emo' look about it. Especially in black.

Ok, so I'm on roll. Next project please, before I run out of steam!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Christmas knitting has officially started!

Yes, it's official: I have finished my first Christmas present! This must be a record, and yes I am feeling incredibly smug.. although this most likely means that I will be lulled into a false sense of security and realise by about mid December that I *still* only have one Christmas present completed.
So anyway, it's a start. 

The yarn and pattern for these cosy hand warmers actually came from iKnit day way back when. You may recall this post.
Using the lovely Debonnaire DK merino/alpaca yarn was an absolute pleasure after my prolonged diet for lace-weight. There's something so satisfying about handling yarn that has a bit of body:

The finished result was super soft, and rather larger than expected. I think these are the type of hand warmers that will go perfectly over a pair of long leather gloves.

One down.. and *how* many to go?!