December 28, 2011

My First Gloves

After knitting so many pairs of mittens, I tried something new - Gloves! I had some leftover Sheep Shop 3 wool which I searched on Ravelry - I only had 1 skein and some leftover variegated which I had used in a scarf for my daughter. I found someone had made these gloves and decided it was high time to try making gloves.

They were a relatively quick knit - not too hard - just a bit fiddly with the fingers. It is hard to get a clean pickup between the fingers but overall I really like how they turned out. I used the variegated yarn to make a little interesting stripe section on the cuff. I really like how they turned out.

Due to life's curveballs, yarn purchases are not in the cards right now so I'm finding ways to knit through my meager stash. I cast on an Estelle cardigan for my mom - she picked it out from a bunch of patterns I sent her. The yarn went from Ramen noodles back into lovely sweater work - I'm already at the part of the top down where you put the sleeves on waste yarn.

Since I can't just have one project on needles I'm going to see what else I can cast on with the yarn lying around my craft closet.


amanda said...

These are lovely! It's been a while since I knitted any gloves. The year I started knitting I decided to knit gloves for all Lily's friends with winter birthdays. All those fingers and thumbs put me off forever! :)

Lynneb said...

Estella, they are so nice! You should certainly be so proud!