Monday, July 30, 2007

WELCOME

hey
Cindi from KC just joined

Accessories for our Gloves

In case you need something else to go with the fabulous gloves we are all making, in the Interweave Felt Issue that just hit the stands there is an ad from Tahki Stacey Charles with a snowflake purse and the Fall issue of Interweave Knits has a pattern for snowflake socks. So we now have an excuse to not only buy more magazines and yarn but to accessorize these gloves. Don't forget to post your pictures and any issues, joys, etc to share for the class to be taught at The Studio in September. BTW they had a huge gumball sale one day, the color of the gumball got you a certain percentage off (I got 40%) and the lady in front of me had our glove patten with a vibrant red and black, I cant wait to see them, i told her about the blog so hopefully she will join and post pictures.

I am suppsed to go to LA in a couple of weeks and I finally found a black and salmon color to make my gloves out of, so that will be one project I am taking with me.

Abby

Friday, July 27, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Correction

Sorry,my last entry got cut off due to my"computer skills"
It should have ended that I learned a lot from my mistakes.
The thumb has way to many stitches for me and the suggested decrease makes it look of center.Are there any suggestions out there how to rectify this problem?Unfortunately, I cannot change to much on my second glove but I will have to knit another pair for my dd. and would like for it to look better.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Change Spacing Of Twist If You Knit Tight

I discovered I knit tight enough with two colors I can not use the same knit two, twist each time as when I was working on the star on the back of the hand. I had little waves on the back. I need to change back and forth between at least two spacings when I get that far the second time.

Living in Iowa a long cuff can be a good thing a very good thing. As you want gloves up your sleeve overlapping so you do not feel the winds when they are strong at times freezing a gap. ;-) I am only going to shorten it a little bit.

Monday, July 16, 2007

First Glove finished

This afternoon I finally finished glove no1.Hopefully I will have enough contrasting yarn to finish the second one.I did not
feel like ribbing again,otherwise I would have shortened the cuff some more.It is way to long as AngW mentioned or my arms are to short.I will post a picture as soon as I find someone with a digital camera.I enjoyed the knitting and also

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Plugging Along Again

I found that doing two color work in two hands tights up my gage a lot! So I have went up to a size 3 U.S. Addi hoping my gage will finally be the 8 stitches to the inch we need for the pattern. I started with a U.S. 1 I found I was getting 11 sts to the inch. I think I may shorten the area in the cuff between the snow flakes, not sure yet though.

I just finished the ribbing on the cuff for the second time.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

C'est fini!



Gloves done! Love 'em! They are off to the county fair tomorrow! This was a challenge--but a R-E-A-L-L-Y fun one! I hope all of you are having as much fun with this as I have.

Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in toscana colorway; Universal Pace in cream colorway. I used 1 skein each (but not whole skeins). There were knit on two circs (KnitPicks Options, size 2) up to the fingers and then, I bit the bullet and sprung for a set of Lantern Moon Sox Stix to do the fingers--LIFESAVERS!!! All of the fingers are different and the thumbs match.


This was my first pair of gloves. Thanks for a great KAL!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Karen Inspired Me


I just got off the phone with Karen and she said yes she is teaching the glove as a class, so we need to get our gloves and any problems, hints, etc on the blog so she can show the class and they can learn from our experiences and be inspired by the beautiful work you all have done. She also told me I need to post my one glove I have done. I am envious of people like karen who can come up with beauties such as the gloves, so I thought I can do that, yea right. I sat down one day and made charts, etc and thought I needed a pair of Halloween gloves which is my FAV day of the year. So here is myright hand, it has not been blocked and the left hand has a spider on the back of the hand with some other wording. Ladies let your imagination runwild and create, create, create




Abby


Hello All

I have been lax in glove knitting and posting. I have been finishing a lot of angel knitting and swaps, etc. Hope to return to my gloves in August......then I can wear them shortly after :) Everyone's gloves are so beautiful, great job ladies