Fetching

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I'm proud to report that something I FINALLY did this past week was finish this pair of fetching fingerless gloves I began in August at Sunstone. That's right: I was one of those ladies who goes to some public place and pulls out her knitting, and just works it and fiddles with it even while other people go about their business of talking and being smart or entertaining or boring or whatever. Having something to work on while I listened really made the symposium more enjoyable, but I only noticed one other person who brought some project along: a 50-something guy who did needle point.

Even though it was my first time working with double-pointed needles (!), I easily finished one glove that weekend, and as for the other, well, it took me a while to find a chunk of time to sit down and start them. But they're done now and I adore them--I wore them today.

Here's a photo of my right hand encased in said glove:
glove.jpg
and here's a photo of both gloves and the needles they were created on.
glove2.jpg

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Whoo hoo! You're now officially a knitblogger.

Very cool. I want to pull off the bag lady chic thing, but I think I'm going to have to learn to knit so I can make hats that will fit my oddly shaped head. Easier solution: Shave my head. I'm SO glad you haven't been abducted by aliens (as far as I can tell) or eaten by George W. Bush in a fundamentalist Christian ritual.

I like the second photo - still life with knitting.

These are lovely; you've almost convinced me to take up knitting (in my "spare" time!). I also like the photos. I followed the link to the "knitty" page and there was another photo that I liked a lot, the one with the ancient black phone and black gloves. I have worn half-finger gloves for ages: useful for reading and writing outside when the temperature begins to drop, though back in Colorado they would be a bit too cold once the snow fell. I could buy the ones that have a mitten that buttons open for when you need your fingers and closes when you don't, but honestly those were a bit clumsy and inelegant looking. Yours look both useful and elegant.

Awesome! I need to try to figure out DPNs... They intimidate me a little.

Glad you all like the look of the gloves! Revena, DPNs are no big deal, really--I was intimidated, but when I finally tried them, I discovered this great benefit to them: you never have to deal with wrong side work; you just knit and knit. The pattern I link to really is pretty darn easy. I know you don't need wook gloves in Arizona, but maybe you have a friend who lives someplace cold...?

Yes, Juti, I'm officially a knit blogger--thanks again for introducing me to that world.

Well, since I'm a native Tucsonan, I do actually get cold enough during the winter to wear gloves, now and then. And I've got family that I go and visit in Utah and Montana.

I've actually been crochetting fingerless gloves of a similar design for myself for some time, though - what I really want to learn DPNs for is socks. Oh, how I love socks! It'd be awesome to make my own.

"That's right: I was one of those ladies who goes to some public place and pulls out her knitting, and just works it and fiddles with it even while other people go about their business of talking and being smart or entertaining or boring or whatever."

Two of the people on my journal (gender & law) bring craft projects to submissions meetings. One knits, while the other does the thing of stitching a picture onto a white cloth supported by a round frame -- my mom used to do this but I cannot remember the term.

the other does the thing of stitching a picture onto a white cloth supported by a round frame -- my mom used to do this but I cannot remember the term.

Depending on the stitches, it's either embroidery or needle point.

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