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Topic: Fingerless Gloves of Blindness and Insanity - Super Mario-inspired Fair Isle  (Read 10527 times)
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leahseraph
« on: December 04, 2008 06:23:38 PM »

A while ago (maybe a year?  Maybe two?) my brother wanted fingerless gloves.  They were great to work on while I was on vacation at my mother's house, but then real life resumed and they were too complex to actually work on while in transit or anything, so they didn't get finished for a long, long time.




Even I think I'm insane for the color work.  There wasn't really any pattern except maybe I flipped through Alice Starmore (http://www.amazon.com/Alice-Starmores-Book-Fair-Knitting/dp/0918804973) for ideas about patterns at some point.  I looked at knitty for ideas about how to divide for fingers, but at this point I basically just wing it anyway (I've made a fair number of pairs of gloves).  Usually it works out.  When you're doing the second one you at least have a template to follow.

And yes, that is a fire flower:
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 06:30:36 PM »

These are incredible.  I love the colorwork and the design.  Nice work.  Wow.  I am in awe Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008 06:36:13 PM »

freaking amazing
i started a pair of fingerless mitts with intense colorwork a year ago and have yet to finish them myself. same deal, started them when i was away and then when i got home i got too busyd
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008 06:51:42 PM »

wow i am impressed! i can't even figure out how to make the fingerless gloves out of one color..you're design is beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008 06:53:23 PM »

Wow.  Fire flower.  Thought these were henna from the thumbnail!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008 06:57:51 PM »

haha i love that it's the mario fire flower!! Very nifty
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008 07:00:29 PM »

Those are SO COOL.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008 07:04:46 PM »

Those are flingin-flangin amazing! Not only for the fabulous complicated stitches, but for making it Mario! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008 07:24:21 PM »

Dude these are awesome!!!  Cheesy  When I saw the thumbnail I was like "Is that Mario flowers!?!"  so cool...
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008 07:36:04 PM »

These are beyond awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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