Thumbs up for the Gloves!

Posted On January 31, 2011

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{Thumbs up Gloves}

After weaving in what seemed like a gazillion ends on these quite odd-looking gloves I am more than happy to say they are done! And I’m loving them.
Thumbs Up Gloves 4
These are definitely my favourite pair of gloves I have made for myself and I really do see myself wearing these a lot this winter!Thumbs Up Gloves 2
I basically used odds and ends of worsted weight yarn and striped them at random intervals. I had the idea for this for some time but I wasn’t really sure how I was going to go about it. Would I buy 50g worth of coordinating colours? Would I just use scraps? Would I stripe them exactley the same? I had a lot of options, but it did feel silly to go out and buy numerous amounts of skeins just for one pair of fingerless gloves, so scraps it was!
Thumbs Up Gloves 3
They ended up taking my a bit more time then I expected, but it was worth it and it seems some of my friends like the idea as well and I have a few requests for birthday pressies!
Thumbs Up Gloves 1
I guess I have to start saving up those worsted weight scraps! : )

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The gift of giving

Posted On December 12, 2010

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As the days grow fewer and fewer towards Christmas, and knitters across the world frantically click their sticks together in hopes of finishing their projects, I kind of stopped and thought about giving knitted gifts. For me, giving someone something special, something handmade, almost a piece of myself is something I would love to do all the time and really rewarding for me. Knowing that I will be making someone else happy while doing something that makes me happy can’t get much better. But there are those times when you stop and say…. ‘should I have given that person a knitted item’, that doesn’t happen much to me luckily and now I only knit for people whom I know will appreciate the gift or who have requested me knit them something, this works and makes for no regrets and a whole lot of knitterly love. I think I enjoy giving gifts better than receiving them : ) Unless of course it’s yarn!

Speaking of knitting gifts, I have two pairs of fingerless gloves on the needles, I’m a sucker for fingerless mitts and think i have knit just about more mitts than I have socks. They are just so easy, practicle and seem to be really popular gifts.
Target Gloves
I started these Target Gloves for my dad for christmas, The middle chunk is actually knitted in Berocco Peruvia in the leftovers from knitting his Henley. I thought it might be cute to have matching gloves to go with the sweater. These are knitting up so quickly, I have already on the cuff of the second
Target Gloves WIP

One of my tropical mitts are done and the stripes were so fun to knit.
Tropical Fingerless Gloves

However, I don’t think I used the best method of carrying the yarn up through the work so I ended up with a whole lot of ends to weave in…
Tropical Fingerless Gloves WIP
a bit scary dont you think?