Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Few More Rows

Today I got a couple more rows done on my gloves. They are crawling along on my second start. I am now row 8 of the first snow flake. I will have to see if I am getting the correct gage this time when I get through the first chart. However, I am trying to finish a pair of socks for sixsoxKAL, my gloves and I promised a lady on another KAL blog I would work along with her on a KAL I started a year ago! Scary how much I spent on the yarn for these two that I seem to drag my feet on. Time to whip them up. I am still here plugging away. My goal is to have them done by the time I need them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Way to go Karen!

Karen that is so cool that you are gonna sell your patterns. You have to keep us posted as to when you post new stuff. I think we should do a kal for all your patterns, we can be your test kal.

Sherry, did you ever get your gloves back?

Tracey, good luck with your move, maybe at 110 you can use the gloves to keep your hands from getting sunburned.

I was supposed to g0 see the Yarn Harlot Sunday in Wichita, Kansas (who on earth put her there and not here in KC is beyond me.) I had tickets, etc, but one of my mom's kids from her Sunday School class saw her out, he loves her, gave her a big bear hug from behind and she wrenched her back. So I did not get to go, maybe next time she can come here or things will allow me to go see her. I checked her blog and looks like we missed a good time. I was gonna see if she would join our kal.

I know I owe a picture of my current gloves for myself and I need to finish my Halloween gloves and will post them cos Halloween is not that far away. If work plans go as I hope I will be in Salen for Halloween, can't get any better than that.

Abby

Friday, September 14, 2007

ANNOUNCING!!!!

The glove was the first original pattern Karen designed.
the KAL has inspired her to begin working
on a line of patterns.
She calls them Karendipity, serendipitous designs.
The works are in progress at this time,
some are in the design phase,
others in the publishing phase.
Meanwhile,
She has decided to begin selling the
Hand Painted Glove Pattern on Etsy.com
The printed pattern will continue to be available through
The Studio in Kansas City.
However, if anyone would like to download the PDF
under the Karendipity label, they may purchase it at

www.karendipity.etsy.com


to QUOTE Karen
"This alternate method of receiving the pattern.
I think many will be pleased with my new layout and design.
Some may just prefer to receive the pattern via PDF,
something the Studio cannot do at this point.
The pattern is the same, the flavor is my own."

Thanks for all your help and motivation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Where is everyone?

I have to admit I have been gone for the past month and have not been on here much, but the gloves being finished are beautiful, I have to say i would be honored to wear everyone that has been posted. I started on MY pair in black/salmon, will try to post pictures this week.


Nice to see Tracey finishing those gloves for that 110 temps, maybe the gloves can keep you from getting sunburnt on your hands, anyway stay in touch Tracey, where is Qatar, must get my maps out.


Sherry did you ever get your gloves back?


I am going to see the Yarn Harlot on Sunday, she will be in Wichita at my dad's old high school so I will definitely be writing about that. My mom and her friend are going, they dont knit but they felt a road trip was in order, maybe I c an conver them. Mom is taking her gloves and I am gonna see if I can get the Harlot to join our group, socks/gloves they are kind of the same aren't they, both small projects that can be a challenge. I also plan to take one of my socks from the sockstars group or my gloves or both. Since I am driving it kind of cuts into my knitting time but it is for a good cause.


In case you have not wandered to The Studio website they now have online shopping, I know more yarn heading your way in a box. I better get to work my new boss from Dallas is to be here soon and she is going to tie up my time with

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Remember me?




Guess where we are now??
Can anyone name that city? Hint: the country name begins with Q.

Now, I swear I wasn't keeping this glove on the needles just for the sake of photographing it in front of the Persian Gulf. No - I am actually that lame, starting glove #2 in April, and still not finished in September. Well, there has been other stuff going on..... like moving over here.

I said I wouldn't let myself post until they were both done, but I couldn't resist going for the most-travelled glove-in-progress award. Now I'll get back to work on it (now that I'm living in 110 degree weather - sheesh!) I may have to change my comment ID, from TracyinKansas to Tracy inQatar :)

Enjoying everyone else's beautiful work! Keep it up....


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

At Last!

I've finally finished the second glove. Hallelujah! I have learnt so much doing these and the second one fits me much better than the first as I had the confidence to ignore the pattern instructions and amend them to fit my chunky little hands.

There are a couple of things I would change - the way the fingers are finished (I don't like the lumpiness of the 8 stitches drawn together and will look for another method for future use) and the severity of the thumb shaping. If you look at the right hand thumb you will see what it looked like when I followed the instructions and it looks quite pointed. On the left hand I changed the shaping and I think it looks much better. So much so that I am going to rip the right hand thumb and do it like the left.

My tension also has changed between the 2 gloves. On the first one it was much looser whilst I got used to the 2 handed FairIsle technique. I haven't blocked them yet so they still look a bit lumpy but overall I am very pleased.