Monthly Archives: February 2015

FO: No Glove(s) No Love

Finally, finally, got some pictures!  I started these gloves at the tail end of my holiday break.  And finished them pretty quickly but they’ve been sitting around waiting for their star turn.

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Pattern: No Glove(s) No Love by Claire Sandow from Holla Knits Accessories 2013

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Lettuce, less than half a skein

Needles: 2.75mm DPNs

Start Date: December 31, 2014

Finish Date: January 7, 2015

No mods to the pattern.  In hindsight I would have added a few extra rows onto the palm side.  My heart is pretty stretched across my hand, and maybe it would look a little more defined if the glove was a tiny bit bigger.  Or maybe my cast-on edge should have been a little tighter.   These gloves had such a fun construction.  The edge of the heart is actually the cast-on edge!  Then there is shaping done with short rows to define the heart.  The palm is knit across horizontally, then stitches are picked up for the individual fingers.

I have always dreaded gloves.  Ever since making one pair of fingerless gloves (with partial finger holes) I thought I would only make mittens or mitts.  But it actually wasn’t bad!  There are so few stitches on each finger, they really go quickly.  You just have to use your yarn ends to tidy up all the gaps and holes at the base of the fingers.

These cute little heart moto gloves make me want to jump on a Vespa and hit the town!

And right now there is a KAL going on in the Holla Knits group!  For every Holla Knits project that you finish you get a free Holla Knits pattern or pattern from a participating designer.  It’s just like me to adjust my knitting life around just to save $6…  And you have until May to complete things.  I am currently working on a pair of Bombshell shorts.  Yep, cabled hot pants.  It’s just like me to make something that I will never wear…

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FO: Jacques Cousteau hat

Just a quick one to let you know I’m still alive.

I let myself off the hook on holiday knitting this year.  I just made a few things.

For my uncle, I knit him a simple ribbed hat.  I never got good photos of it, I just have these late night pictures of me trying it on after finishing:

Pattern: Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lalla Pohjanpalo

Yarn: Regia Tweed 6-ply in Grey, 1.3 skeins.

Needles:US 4

Start Date: December 14, 2014

Finish Date: December 17, 2014

I used the modifications on this project.  I like how this makes the top decreasing spiral a little cleaner.

Not super exciting, but a good choice for a typical man.  I would think about making another one out of my leftover yarn.

In sad news, my usual photographer at work went completely AWOL.  I am not happy about this for a number of reasons, but also, WHO IS GOING TO TAKE ALL MY PHOTOS NOW!?!?  I have to start training another co-worker to take them, I suppose.  This only kind of explains my lack of good pictures lately.  I’m working on it, don’t give up on me.

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