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Fingerless Gloves WIP

Fingerless Gloves WIP

Fingerless Gloves WIP

My first pair of gloves. They are a lot of fun, I've decided that I adore cables.
They were also really quick to knit up but oh my goodness, all those those ends to sew in. DO NOT LIKE.

Still.. so worth it don't you think?
Not quite done yet, still have the thumb to do, then I need to do the second to make a pair.

Fingerless Gloves WIP

But still, working out the construction of new things is always a joy.

Heh, not a few minutes after uploading these photos from Flickr I got a message from Chris; he totally wants these!
At first I had a knee jerk NO MINE since they were intended to be for me, but then I remembered how I ended up thinking about him during the knitting of these the other night; mostly because the fingerless gloves remind me of him and his biking gloves. His hands aren't much bigger then mine so they should fit him just fine too. These are also "his colors" so really, it's kind of meant to be.

Plus he offered to barter for them by painting a kookaburra for me, since he's on a bird-painting kick of late :D

I've been fairly greedy of late anyways knitting myself all sorts of things. When I get approached by strangers when I'm knitting in public, the three questions I always get (in order) are:
1.) What are you doing? / Are you knitting?
2.) What are you making?
3.) Who is it going to be for?

It's always amusing to me that people assume you are going to be giving away what you knit to other people.
It's an assumption even to those who don't fully understand knitting that a big part of this craft is sharing your beauty with others in the form of gifts. 
I feel guilty when I answer the third question with "It's going to be for me!" even more so when they get that kind of disappointed expression after I tell them that too. Like I'm not holding up my end of the crafting compact, which I imagine to be something like:
Thou shalt use your talents to brighten the lives of others.

So these, when they are finished, will go to Chris.
He's a lucky boy.
But I'm a lucky girl to have him as a friend. :D


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
They are turning out beautifully!
Oct. 1st, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The yarn is a bit splitty, but the end result is absolutely gorgeous. I think they're beautiful too. :)
Oct. 1st, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
I've actually FINALLY made myself something.
I'm exactly the opposite... I'm all about 'let me knit this for you!'

I made myself a little crochet bag of my own design to hold my hooks, double points and other small knitty things... markers, needles, stitchcounter.

I love it!
Yes, I'll take a pic... I suck. ;)

I changed my mind on your yarn and got the MOST BEAUTIFUL handpainted cotton. Imma gonna make you something soon.... *singsongs* It's just... whoa.
So Kana and so gorgeous.

I still like to just gaze at the ball. Heh.
Oct. 1st, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh
Have I mentioned yet how jealous I am of anyone who can crochet? I seriously need to sit down with someone again(!)
I seemed to catch on when I was with my aunt last winter but of course as soon as she was gone; Poof! So too went my grasp of crochet.

I'm a bit of both when it comes to knitting; socks so far have all been for me save for one pair because unless they're nearby where I can get them to try it on I have no confidence that what I'm doing isn't too big/too small/too short, etc.

Where as other things such as hats (and more hats!) And wash cloths and little knit toys and such all end up finding homes in other places.

More often then not though things happen similar to what happened with these gloves. I make something because I think it's beautiful and then someone I love comes along and remarks on how beautiful it is, and I say "Well then! It's yours!" Because I can always make myself another pair. :D

You teasing wench! *laughs* I'm dying to see this yarn now. Take piiiictuuuures! *hugs and hugs and hugs*
Oct. 3rd, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh

Won't seeing the yarn ruin the surprise? ;)
It's not a huge skein so I'm going to do something small and pretty for you. My friend Heather (who friended you at Ravelry, btw)came up with a really elegant way to use about 100 yards of yarn (she got some pricey handpainted stuff, too) and I'm all about copycatting her. ;)

I started knitting the little bag in 1X1 rib, then got anxious at how darn long it was taking me (I turned the little bit of rib I made into a sweatband wristy cuff that I'm not punk enough to wear, lol) and switched to crochet, since it makes fabric faster. Hee. Impatient!

I could teach you crochet.
I've always wanted to see Australia!
Though, not sure how easy it'd be to get vegan noms. ;)
Oct. 3rd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh
Hehehe, I don't knooow depends on what you're doing with it. My curiosity is -totally- turned on though and YOU know what THAT did to the cat! *grins*

Oh honey, it's not difficult at all to get vegan goodies here. There's so much delicious fresh food - you'd adore the markets. I can think of two restaurants off the top of my head that cater to vegan/vegetarian tastes. And even if you're not too wild about them I'm a perfectly good cook, I can do vegan dishes!
Oct. 6th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh
As soon as I am not broke (and am invited) I'm so visiting.

I wanna see a 'roo!
And Aussieland is so pretty.
And they have KANAs there. ;)

I'm trying to find a photo of the yarn online but I'm lacking my label!
Oh the tragedy.
Oct. 8th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: Heh
Darlin, as long as I'm here and have a space to offer you to crash at consider yourself with an open invitation. :)

I'm all for encouraging folks to come visit Australia. It's well worth the trip, trust me.
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