20/12/2009

The New Socks?

Have gloves become the new socks?? I was beginning to think so when having finished these

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I immediately started Julia Mueller's Entangled Stitches. But not before sewing in the yarn ends and patching the little hole at the base of the fingers.


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Just a few details....

My Cashmere Gold Rings are knitted from Susan Chang's Picot Edged Cashmere Gloves pattern in Skein Queen's Opulent (100% Cashmere), colour Gold Rings on 3.25mm circular needle. I started 25th November, finished 27th November although the ends have only been sewn in today. The Opulent is rated 4ply -sport but knits up really fast and worked very well with no mods to the pattern which is written for dk. Oh - I might have adjusted the lengths of the fingers, I can't remember now. And I put a little bead motif on the back of my gloves.

Julia Mueller's Entangled Stitches pattern is worked almost entirely from charts. Not a problem once I'd worked out how to enlarge the pdfs and realised that for easy reading I needed to colour the different chart elements.
The instructions are very clear and well charted but it's still not exactly quick. I started on 28th November and finished 11th December. The gorgeous yarn is Unicorn from Fyberspates, my November colour choice from the Unicorn club.
And now finished

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My enthusiasm has been fanned by joining the Crafty Yarners gloves kal and I've already planned the next pair - Karen Neal's Hand Painted Gloves. I've knitted several pairs of her mittens - which seems to be the term for fingerless, or truncated finger gloves - and although the pattern is a little bit fiddley it's exciting seeing each new section.


More Toys

Little Ted

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and frogs

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He is Laura Long's Frog Prince - just waiting for his crown.


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And these last two little cuties are Ribbit by Susan B Anderson for Spud and Chloe. One of them is stuffed with a tennis ball and should bounce but I think the yarn I used was too absorbent or the tennis ball perhaps should have been one of those really bounce balls. It was agreat pattern and so effective.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my gosh, Kathryn. You're positive knitting powerhouse! Good for you!

Maureen said...

Those little critters are adorable! I love the first frog, sitting so casually amongst the books - so cute!

guiltypleasures said...

Wow! You've been knitting toys left & right! And you're so good at it too!

Jean said...

Both pairs of gloves are fab and the toys are so darling, I may have to look into those as I have a darling little great Niece who would love them.

Zyle said...

Gorgeous, really truly gorgeous gloves! Both pairs are absolute stunners. I love your toys too, so cute!