Now anyone who knows me very well, will know that I DO NOT wear gloves. EVER. This is due to a childhood hatred of people sucking fabric, and principally pulling knitted gloves off using their teeth. My brother has exactly the same phobia. Can't stand it. In fact, I can barely type the words, it's making me shiver with disgust. Anyways, that is why I don't/can't wear gloves that cover my fingers up. I'm fine with fingerless ones!
That said, I thought I would be brave, and that maybe if I made myself a pair it wouldn't make me feel so ill. A girl can try. I've had a few extra days off this week as I've got laryngitis which means teaching is impossible, as is talking so I decided that mitten and glove making would be my priority instead this week.
I initially decided to tackle the mittens that Tif had made for her over at dottie angel. I downloaded the pattern as they didn't mention the dreaded dpns in the instructions, but they are still knitted in the round and I just couldn't be hassled with that. I decided to check out my crafty bookshelf instead but couldn't find mittens to fit the bill. Then I moved onto the library book pile and found the perfect pair in here!
From the crafty bookshelf I found this pattern for fingerless gloves and I was all set.
|The mustard and cerise combo is for the fingerless ones!|
I also got my long-awaited Rowan book through the post today. I thought it had arrived last week, but the wrong one was delivered so I had to wait an extra week for this to come through the door. It's amazing.
I'm in love with so many of the patterns, especially the Miss Marple one! As a life-long Agatha Christie fan, it's like total serendipity!