Sunday, January 21, 2007

a GLOVE ! i made a glove * !!!

*(editted) i knitted the mate this morning ! so now i have a PAIR !


i did not finish my sock. i did not knit much on my sweater. i did knit a glove ! ... and i still have to knit the mate.

i used some unknown stash wool, worsted wt, koolaid dyed. i followed the instructions in ann budd's _ handy book of patterns_. though it was fiddly, it was fun. the fiddly part was knitting fingers with 8" metal dpns.

so, the fingers fit fine, but the hand part is a wee bit baggy. hmmm .... first glove(s). i will knit the mate the same. i'll still wear these 'cause they're cool. i'd really like to knit some at a much finer gauge, but wasn't ready to tread into the unknown on more stitches and rounds.

10 comments:

Ava said...

And a pretty one too! I'm going to take my first shot at gloves as soon as my current socks are off the needles.

pcr said...

Nice glove! It's really pretty.
If you want to avoid fiddly fingers, try the I-cord gloves in Meg Swansen's book.

Saun said...

I don't know why I saw your glove and immediately thought of "jazz hands". I like the glove. It looks great.

Mouse said...

Very cool! I was totally impressed with myself when I knit a mitten.. I understand your happiness about a glove.

Lisa said...

What a groovy glove!

Jenna said...

Very lovely - the color is very unique and will make your hands stand out.

joy said...

hehe, I'm trying to picture those little fingers knit with 8 inch needles. But all worth it; the glove is very pretty. :-)

ms. pea said...

ooh... you are making me think how cool it would be to knit some crazy gloves from lots of leftover sock yarn stash...

Kim said...

That glove is WAY cool! *hums "Glove Slap" from The Simpsons*

I totally feel your pain about the fiddly DPNs. My first DPNs were 10" bamboo jobs I got at the dollar store. Why? Why did I do that?

anne said...

wow! you're fast to knit a glove in the morning. snaps!