Before I get into the gloves, a quick progress update on this week’s project
This is four days, three balls of yarn, fifteen repeats, and twenty-five inches long. Slightly over halfway. I’ve really got to get going to get this done and blocked by four o’clock Saturday.
My mom asked me to make her some gloves. About six months ago, when it first got cold. So i started out to make some from my own pattern. The catch was, there had to be fun fur on the main part of the hand, and nowhere else. Two failed attempts later, the fur was moved to the cuffs.
I then tried the Ramona Flowers Fingerless Gloves which seemed like they would be pretty awesome. They are worked from the fingers down. But joining the fingers was where it went wrong. I was using doubled sock yarn instead of the worsted, and the hand was just huge and floppy. I might try these again from actual worsted weight, but a little down the road.
Finally, I found the perfect pattern to make the Fuzzy Gloves. I used the Gerlinde Fingerless Gloves pattern by Isa Web.
I love the honeycomb cable on the top.
I worked in the ends as I went, so the only weaving my mom had to do was at the ends of the fingers. That’s the deal, she has to weave in the ends when I make her something. Works for me, because I hate weaving ends.
These were made with Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight in the surf colorway and Lion Brand Fun Fur Prints in the “207″ colorway.
Oh, hello there. Lovely impromptu hiatus I went on there. At least I have a nice backlog of projects to share.
Before I go backward, let’s take a look slightly into the future. About 5 days into the future to be exact. Remember last year when I made a fancy version of the “One Skein Shrug” for my mom to wear to her work gala? I’m making a stole this time.
More specifically, I’m making this:
©STC Craft from Ravelry.com
The pattern is the Skylark Stole from Wendy Bernard’s Custom Knits Accessories. It is going to be 53 inches long when I’m done knitting, blocking to about 64 inches (supposedly). I’m using HiKoo Simplicity in silver from The PurlSide in Glendora, CA.
Am I slightly insane? Everyone seems to think so. That just makes me want to prove it can be done. In fact, I’m already this far after starting yesterday:
I’ll totally be done by Friday to block it by Saturday. I hope.
I finished this pretty little cape on Jan. 1. I had been working on it for a couple weeks, but I finished it the first day of the year.
I made it for my mom from the DROPS 199-17 (short DROPS cape) by DROPS Design, but omitted the ribbon tie. Not really her style; a pin works better. I used Silky Alpaca Lace and the recommended size 8 and 4 needles. It took two full skeins to make the large (middle size in the pattern) size.