Christmas is right around the corner which means it’s already Christmas knitting season. And what’s on every girl’s Christmas list this season? – Fingerless gloves. Well, I’ve combined my loves of Paton’s Angora Bamboo yarn and fingerless gloves with my dislike of double pointed needles to create these quick gifts – the Thumbs up Gloves. The perfect accessory for thumb wresting, hitchhiking and bad dance moves. They’re a nice quick project since they’re knit flat and then seamed, – you’ll only have to use DPNs for the thumbs.
I wrote up the pattern in a nice little .pdf for ya right here – Thumbs Up Gloves
Grab your needles, whip up a few pairs of these gloves for your friends and family and see if you don’t get a big thumbs up. Happy Christmas knitting!
Posted by hilary on November 22, 2010
You may remember this supposedly chic little hat I knit last summer. The pattern was lovely, the yarn was luxurious, but the color was….questionable. (I suppose there’s a reason the sunshine yellow color was on clearance).
The question was posed ‘To frog or not to frog’, and the verdict was frog. A wise choice indeed. Now, I’ve never been afraid to rip out a project and start over, but I wanted to wait and find the perfect pattern to get me inspired. So, without further adieu, I present:
The Bella Lana reversible cable scarf by Cornelia Griffin. A simple ribbed cable that reverses so it’s beautiful any way you wear it. It was a pretty quick knit that turned out beautifully – a gift for a dear friend with a sunny personality.
Lesson learned: It’s not where you start out that’s important – it’s where you end up. Jeeze, I must have gotten that from a poster in my junior high band room. It’s time to wrap this post up. But while we’re still on cheesy slogans, If at first you don’t succeed – try, try again.
Posted by hilary on November 15, 2010