Sunday, August 23, 2009

Glove love!

I think I've fallen in love with knitting gloves. Even more fun than socks! Fast, so you get that instant gratification thing. And so clever. I'm making the gloves from the 'red section' of the latest Vogue Knitting. I think they look even better in the sheeny grey of Sundara's "Lenten Rose" than they did in the mag in red:



The puppeteer effect is because I, personally, have very short fingers and I, personally, live in San Diego, where gloves are rarely required. So these are going to end up as gifts for someone who lives a bit more north, and has more normal-sized hands. I knit them with slightly long fingers, and I'm going to ask a local friend with a normal hand size to try them on; then I'll adjust the fingers as needed before sending them off.

These are really satisfying to knit (I'm partway through glove #2), and I heartily recommend the pattern. This issue of VK, as I mentioned, and the previous one both have things I'd want to knit, which is really, really weird. BTW the Vogue Knitting site has a video preview of this issue in case you want to see if you want to bother buying it.

Note that I haven't fixed my missing-stitch star yet. I am resolutely ignoring it. Don't worry, I'll fix it eventually. But glove love has me fixated for the moment.

8 comments:

jae said...

Oh my goodness...these look so good!

Karpy said...

wow, I love the cable pattern on the back of the hand! fantastic! I am now enjoying wearing scarves and gloves here in winter since the mornings are typically about 5-8 degrees C. Must get that pattern!

Julie said...

That is seriously beautiful! Just how fiddly are the fingers to knit?

Sarah-potterknitter said...

Those are great! I've got a pair of mittens on the list for this fall, but I don't think I've any desire to do gloves, I'm usually frustrated by just a thumb.

trek said...

They look lovely!

stacy said...

Hi! So, I'm so excited to knit these up - I have pattern, yarn and needles and I'm stuck already in the first bit of the pattern! It's the part where one if supposed to insert the LH needle into the "bump" of the original cast on knit. I'm very confused....am I supposed to insert the RH needle and someone got it wrong? advice greatly welcome! Your gloves are beautiful btw! Thanks again, Stacy

Valerie said...

Stacy, drop me an email at valerie@grasslimb.com and I'd be happy to help out.

stacy said...

Thanks val, after some serious perseverence and surrendering to the pattern last night I finally figured it out. What a relief it was when I took out the spare yarn and it didn't all fall into a million pieces :). Your gloves are beautiful by the way. These are my first gloves ever, so I'm really excited! Happy knitting!
~stacy