Saturday, December 05, 2009

george's gloves


As I mentioned in my last post, my netbook was out of commission for a while in November. This turned out to be kinda a good thing because I was forced to spend less time on the internet and more time doing something else. I decided to get my craft on. One of the things I made were these fingerless gloves for george.

This was my first time to knit anything that wasn't flat. The process is ... well, it's kinda funky and strange, but in a good way. Instead of just using 2 regular knitting needles, there are 4 double pointed needles. Three of them form a triangle and ... well, it's just funky. There are pointy things sticking out everywhere. Knitting in the round like this kinda looks like you're manhandling a vicious looking insect or cuddling a hedgehog. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected.

See the subtle stripe of colors? Notice how they match up on both gloves? I didn't even plan that. Seriously. It was pure fate.

The pattern is "Dashing" from knitty.com. Tim says that they're actually fingerless mittens rather than fingerless gloves. Semantics! Hair-splitting! Bah humbug! Whatever you call them, I loved making them. Here's hoping george loves wearing them!

3 comments:

georgie girl said...

yes, i do do do love my fingerless glittens. (see how everyone is right now?) they already have that "i've been wearing yarn" halo of fuzz on them. i think i snagged them within an hours, but fixed it easily. and there's now some drips of coffee on both thumbs, of course.

very handy timing, indeed. when will we have matching pairs?

lizgwiz said...

Heh. Just before I got to that part of the post I was thinking, "But those are really fingerless MITTENS."

Mary said...

"Glittens" sounds like a wonderful compromise. Sounds sparkly, too!