This year I'm hoping to wrap up some projects that have been in mid-progress for some time. (I won't say it's a resolution because the process of making resolutions brings out the rebel in me. For example, after my last birthday I resolved to put some effort into doing my hair in the morning (can you imagine if I resolved to do something actually important?). Once resolved, the rebel emerged and so began a month of crazy, uncombed hair. At one point, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror at work and thought "Oh no. This is not good. I might just need to take a leave of absence".)
Anyhoo....I started these Queen St. fingerless gloves last summer and figured it was time to wrap this project. I love the cables and the bobbles the seed stitch. I made a few mistakes when making the first glove and put it aside, unsure if I should rip back or forge ahead. I opted for forge ahead. When I made the second glove, I made the very same mistakes. Hurrah for foolish consistency.
The gloves have cables across the palm and the outside of the hand, making for a nice snug fit.
Misti Alpaca Worsted in the Frida colourway (so earthy and jolly)
Knit in the round on 4 mm needles
I love how the ribbing snugs this glove to the hand. Also a fan of the decreases at the top (which is so genius because otherwise they do get a bit flopsy) and the amazing thumb gusset branches (doesn't it look like a little tree?). More of these most definitely in my future.
Most of the time, I'm a bit bemused by my iPad. Don't get me wrong, I like it but I also get frustrated with the typing and the fingerprints on the screen and then I think, oh forget it, I'll just use my laptop. But this weekend I picked up a pair of long lingering fingerless gloves. I was out of ink in my printer so I couldn't print out the pattern. I downloaded it on my ipad and used an app called Good Notes to open the pdf. This isn't an ad for them but I did LOVE the highlighter and marker functions that allowed me to mark up the charts and then wipe them clean again when I was finished.
So knitters, loop me in because I also get impatient in the itunes store, any crafty app recommendations?
Also, I'm taking an online photography course (inspired by friend Heather). My fallback has been to shift to auto mode which gets the job done but it'll be good to stretch a bit more. I snapped this pic in manual and I love how true the colours are.
Hi friends, back in December, I did a lot of crafty cruising for good patterns and tutorials. I thought I would make some of that stuff. I did not. In any case, here are the links - I'm excited to nibble away at this list: