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I am still kind of recovering from my prescribed, deadlined, focussed knitting of the summer and am currently knitting like Bridget Jones eats when she has a hangover — I am working on whatever indulgent thing I feel like and exploring the more exciting aspects of instant gratification.
Here is one of my recent creations:
It was made using this yarn I spun myself.
I still have a bit left and think I will likely make a scarf using my Wisp pattern.
If anyone is interested, I could probably be induced to provide a pattern, just let me know in the comments.
Here are some pictures of the scarf I knit with the yarn I spun from the Pixie batts from Evonne Wee’s Etsy shop:
I didn’t realize that usernames mattered on Etsy, so I created a new one (my old one is still there too).
I am starting to list some of the things I make as there are really only so many scarves / hats / sweaters / gloves / etc. a person can reasonably have.
It’s beautiful and squidgy, if no one buys it I will definately not feel bad about adding it to the rotation.
Because if winter is coming can spring be far behind?
The winter solstice is the time when light and summer start coming back into the world. The solstice of course happens in midwinter, but, especially in more northern (or southern) climes, the return of the light can seem to take an inordinately long time. Sometimes it makes us feel better to wear clothing that anticipates the season, but it is still too cold to benefit from the convenient resort collections in the stores – for those in that situation I offer the West Wind Gloves.
Knit in a spring like green and twined in vine-like cables these gloves will keep you warm and help you imagine tendrils and vines growing in your garden, and unlike wisteria there is no need to keep an eye on them as they will not overgrow your house or take over disused rooms when you aren’t paying attention.
This pattern is knit on two needles with the gauntlet length version shown in the photos. The pattern also includes an option for a wrist length version.
(please note that this version of this pattern is knit on straight needles, a version knit in the round will be posted soon)
Palm circumference: 7.5 inches[19cm]
Gauntlet length from cuff to end of middle finger: 12 inches[30cm]
Wrist length from cuff to end of middle finger: 8 inches[20cm]
Brooklyn Handspun Instant Gratification [100% superwash merino wool; 280 yards/256m per approx. 100g skein]; color: Kinda Camo; 1  skeins
1 set US #2/2.75mm straight needles
25 sts/35 rows = 4 inches[10cm] in stockinette stitch
Here are my newest gloves in an almost completed state:
When I submitted Gloves Can Be Deceiving to Knitty Amy asked me for pictures of the gloves in the process of being sewn up, but I didn’t have any (I didn’t have a digital camera, so I didn’t document every aspect of my life as obsessively as I do now), so I didn’t want to let the opportunity to pass this time.
I am very happy with them.
I spent my day off this Monday (happy Saskatchewan day to one and all) writing the pattern out, so I hope to make it available in a couple weeks. I have the seamed version now and I plan to do another version knit in the round.
They really do help you channel your inner princess, and I anticipate being very grateful when they meet my three-quarter length sleeves in the middle.
I confess I like to knit gloves the way many knitters seem to like to knit socks — they are so satisfying.
They don’t take too long, they fit in your bag, and of done right they so closely mirror the dimensions and contours of the body — three dimensionality at its finest.
Here is the beginning of my newest creation:
I love knitting gloves on two needles: it is very satisfying and there are no double pointed needles to mess with. I don’t hate dpn, but I find that straight needles are just so much easier to work with. I do think I will write the pattern for both circularly knit and flat knit versions though, so you can all decide for yourselves.
I am making them cabled as that makes them warmer (I am not sure that gloves could ever be too warm here) and hopefully look spiffy. They will also have substantial cuffs that will be able to either under or over the sleeves of your coat.
I plan to write up the pattern in both versions and post it in the next couple months.