Thumbs Up Gloves

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!


All’s well that ends well.


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.