Saturday, December 05, 2009
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!