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« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2007 04:43:05 PM »

I finished the left side glove portion- I need to work on the mitten flap now (it's taken about 8 hours and my hands don't appreciate the knit-a-thon, I get on a project and get hellbent on seeing a finished product).

My only issue is even with the stitch adjustments so far, is the hand part is a bit baggy for my hand still- after putting the flap on, if i have room, I might take some pink ribbon to lace through it and cinch it corset style on the back and then sew the bow into it so it doesn't get untied- it's just a matter of finding a type of ribbon that won't fray... I guess I could always do some teeny i-cord and work it that way.  Undecided

Tried to get photos last night- friends batteries were almost dead and every time you hit the 'capture' button, it turned off.  I'm cursed when it comes to photos!
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« Reply #61 on: October 08, 2007 05:38:16 PM »

Aw! I'm fortunate that when my battery won't cooperate, I can plug the charger directly into the camera & take pics (with some chargers, you need to remove the batteries to charge them).

Sounds like for your 2nd glove, you don't want to inc as much.
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« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2007 09:41:53 AM »

Left side done, I can see errors galore in it but I'm happy with how it came out as my first glove/mitten project in one Smiley

I've hit a wall with the right hand glove.  The pattern has no explicit right hand version, just said to reverse so I thought, "ok, no big deal. get the backwards brain out." I inc at the same rate, simply because I didn't want to have the size diff to be obvious.

I still managed to create a 2nd left hand glove (as far as how the thumb sits).  I've already CO the fingers and I think I'm just going to finish it as a right handed glove with a funky thumb- I'm too far along to frog it and start over (that and lazy).

I think I officially hate this pattern for a PAIR as a beginner on gloves. This pattern has a love hate relationship with me. I love how easy it is, but hate how easy it is to screw up as well. Bah!


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« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2007 10:40:33 AM »

Did you check this thread for help?  I thought the diagrams someone posted was very helpful. Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2007 12:03:34 PM »

Went through the whole thread again and found snaggletooth's diagram- which didn't recall seeing the first time I read through this at work (my work servers and ad blockers like to filter out pretty much any image not directly associated with the site I'm visiting).

When I reversed the thumb stitches, it appears I should have knitted it inside out for it to work (how I did it) since I didn't quite comprehend the switching the stitch order but reversed the placement (duh!).

Lesson learned- I still hate that pattern as a first time glove pattern.
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« Reply #65 on: October 17, 2007 02:31:40 PM »

Yeep, I used it for my first time, too. I feel ya.  Kiss
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