Friday, March 06, 2009

Still Spinning

Only there’s no yarn involved, darn it. This is Day 4 of the Dizzies and I’m ready for it to go away now! I did go to my Spectrum Study Group yesterday and had fun, but I was feeling pretty awful by the time we left. At least I had a ride both ways. All I got done was some knitting on the Bead-Dazzled Diamonds Scarf which is now 8 repeats and just over 16” long. It was a lovely spring-ish day though and it was nice to get out and hang with my buddies. Today I’m back in a semi-prone position wondering what to do for dinner since Milady Daughter and Milord Hubby are coming over later. The cupboards are close to bare and I’m not much up for grocery shopping. Oh well. Worry about it later when T’s finished work. Meanwhile here’s the scoop on her gloves:

Milady’s Gloves

Miladys Gloves

Begun: February 8, 2009
Completed: March 6, 2009

Yarn: Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett, 75% wool/25% polyamide, 210m = 50g (about 1.25 balls), colour 4455 dyelot 26209.

Needles: Clover Takumi bamboo 5” dpns, 2.25mm.

Pattern: Marnie MacLean’s “Hooray For Me” gloves pattern but with full fingers and modified cuff. On 58sts, cuffs 2.5” baby cable rib, lowered baby finger 1/4”, finger lengths: index 2.75”, middle 3”, ring 2.75”, baby 2.25”, thumb 2”, finished fingers with 2 rnds k2tog.

Comments: These gloves went into time-out when I measured the ring fingers wrong and needed to pick out 2 rows to correct them. The colours ended up somewhat different than I would have suspected. They are rather unusual, so typical of Kaffe Fassett. I played the colours as they came without editing except for the tip of one forefinger where I ran out too soon and substituted a bit of a lighter brown because I didn’t have more of the correct colour. Hope they keep her hands warm while waiting for public transit.

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

those are really gorgeous Louisa!love the colors.
hey, do we have enough of this weather, ice pellets and all? I can appreciate the bright light but a little warmth would work out for me , even just one day...BTW, I ordered the Flip loom, should arrive any day now.

Gail from Surrey said...

Gorgeous gloves! I hope she brings them to WNK this week to show them off.