Sunday, March 25, 2007
No More Finger Knitting Phobia
My Breakfast at Cafe' du Monde fingerless gloves are done! This was a completely delightful knit for me. The knitting moved along without any problems except, as usual, I did procrastinate completing the fingers. When all was said and done, it wasn't bad at all. I've conquered my fear of knitting glove fingers. I'm most pleased because when I did finish the "finger knitting", there weren't any gaping holes between the fingers, which I'd usually end up with. The pattern was purchased from The Yarn Grove, which is a pleasure to do business with. Speedy delivery, beautifully wrapped or presented, and personal attention all make for a great shopping experience.
The gloves were knit with Dale Baby Ull. My first experience with this yarn, and though I've heard a lot of raves, I suppose it just wasn't the best yarn choice for gloves. Don't get me wrong. I'm very pleased with the end result, but the yarn had some flaws in it and it tended to split every now and then. Of course, yarn flaws seem to be my specialty lately. So maybe it's just me. The only change I made to the pattern was to knit the fingertips without contrast yarn. These are for my daughter, and I'm guessing she'll like them better this way.
My Chevron Scarf 1 is coming along fine. I've knit about 40". Only 30" or so more to go. It's a simple knit. I've just been jumping from project to project, so it's not done yet. Soon. The Chevron Scarf 2 is about 10" along. I know, I was a tad ambitious to start a second one without finishing the first, but that's the way things go around here.
I love my Lorna's Lace Black Purl sock yarn. The color was just too beautiful to pass up.
And finally, the most adorable gift from my sister. A reminder of back in the day when my sewing machine and I were inseparable. It's a replica of an antique Singer machine. So Cute! The base is less than 9" long. It really sews too. Though I probably won't open the package.
Life is good.