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Topic: Fingerless Gloves of Blindness and Insanity - Super Mario-inspired Fair Isle  (Read 11906 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These rock and now to the wist them!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008 12:39:23 AM »

OMG!  *wists*
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008 09:48:26 AM »

Those are fantastic!! So very awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008 08:38:34 PM »

Very impressive! I want to do some more challenging colour work. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008 10:18:37 PM »

these. are. awesome.
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008 11:18:21 AM »

Thank you all!
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2009 08:55:59 AM »

Oooh, I love the design!  I could tell it was a fire flower immediately.  Very nice, especially for just "winging" it!
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HOLY SHI*!! Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2009 01:33:39 PM »

This rocks! I thought it was henna too in the thumbnail. You did an unbelievable job, the gloves are fantastic.
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2009 05:36:06 PM »

oh my goodness!
these are AMAZING! Grin
i love the mario theme.
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2009 11:04:47 AM »

Just saw these on the craftster blog. They really are incredible!
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2009 07:53:16 AM »

These are incredible. I love that it's a Mario theme, but not a really obvious one.
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2009 02:25:49 AM »

Oh yes, the mario music still rings in my head as I post my admiration to you and I LOVE  the design on the inside of them. Could you get any more awesome!
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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2010 12:38:23 PM »

This is awesome! =) I just featured it in my weekly column on Fandomania:

Fandomestic: 10 Fandom-Inspired Fingerless Gloves & Mittens

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