I just LOVE these gloves (and yarn!). My hands were roasting as I took these pictures, lol. They are a quick knit, but I took my time on the first glove. I had to make a few modifications to the pattern to make them fit my hands, since I have rather small wrists and hands. I used #5 needles and did a few extra decreases when I found that the change in needle size didn't work like it has in the past.
It's so easy, and knits up so quick, I finished one yesterday, and made another this morning.
This first one I followed the pattern, and made it in fall colors:
I really didn't like how the tips of the leafs turn out the way the pattern in written, too pointy and then they curl (even after a first attempt at blocking). So when I made the second one this morning (for my mom, since she hinted rather broadly that she wanted one, lol) I altered the pattern, and like the leafs much better this way.
I tried searching to see if this had been asked before, and didn't find anything;
I have only been knitting about 7 months, and as the only knitter in the family... I have no chance of hand-me-downs, lol. I bought cheap bamboo double pointed needles and straight needles on ebay (like $20 each kit which had size 1-15 or something like that), so I'm pretty set there, but I'm still building my collection of circular needles, and with most new projects I have to buy a new set of circular needles, which is getting annoying, lol. I get home and think, "Oh, I'll start this, I can't wait!" and find out I do have to wait, because my circulars aren't the right size or length. Sometimes (like what I'm working on now) I'm working with a size smaller needle (which is fine) with way too long of a cord (since I had bought these for an adorable poncho).
So, the other day when I was buying yarn at my favorite little shop for my new projects (can't wait to finish, they are going to be so cute!!) the owner and I were talking about needles, she suggested the Knitpicks kit. I really like working with bamboo over metal, so I would be springing for the Harmony wood kit if I get them. She said that everyone that gets them loves them... For the people here that have them, are they really all that and a bag of potato chips? I love the idea of being able to swap the tips with various size cables. If I get them, it won't be for another couple months since they are pricey, but wanted to look for opinions
My mom saw this pattern, and liked it so I made the scarf for her. I made it with the new Lion Brand Martha Stewart yarn, the extra soft wool blend. It's nice yarn, easy to work with, though a bit pricey. I had a 50% off coupon, though, and it only took one skein, so it wasn't bad.
I probably should have blocked this, but I've only been knitting about 6 months, and haven't blocked before, so that scares me, lol. I asked my mom if she wanted me to, but she likes it how it is, and didn't want it blocked.
So I didn't feel that great this weekend, so I put aside my more complicated (and useful) knitting, and began knitting little square and rectangle people, just making them up as I went along. This one is my favorite, her name is Autumn.
This is one of the others, her name is Blizzie. I made her a winter themed girl, if you can't tell,
This is my very first cable stitch project, and I'm very happy with how it turned out! It's supposed to be a slouchy hat, but even though I checked my gauge, it's more of a form fitting hat, but I still like how it fits!
I don't feel well, so I wasn't about to model the hat myself, so my little Boyd's Bear Piggy did the job for me: