"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Friday, August 20, 2010

What is it with handcoverings?????

All I can think of is that I must secretly be worried about cold fingers come this winter.  For some reason I keep knitting mittens/gloves.  Plus tons of designs are dancing around in my head.  Sheeessshhh!! 

Besides knitting for Sofee this week, I also managed to knit these gloves.
 The pattern is called Knotty, a freebie on Ravelry.  I have been admiring it for a couple of years.  The yarn,  a lightweight Socks That Rock, stashed from my club membership several years ago was always one that I really liked.  So...it was a good match!  I would really recommend this pattern.  It is very well written, and the gloves themselves are very nice fitting, and very wearable.  While they are technically knit from fingering weight yarn, the STR is a little heavier than some - resulting in what I think will be a nice warm glove. 

Julia Mueller has many glove patterns available for purchase.  Most have complex cable action going on.  She is kind of the Cookie A designer of gloves.  This very pleasant experience may have given me the confidence I need to try some of her more complicated patterns. 

My postal carrier rang my front door bell today with a package:
My very first "JulieSpins" fiber!  She has a unique way of running her "clubs".  She calls it the "Un-club".  She takes orders of who wants what, giving the participants some upfront options.  This time, she posted the fiber choices (Rambouillet or Merino/silk blend) and asked us each for guidance as to what colors we wanted.  I asked for the Rambouillet fiber in "Autumnal and woodsy" colors.  She calls this "Soft Oak Leaves".  Each time I look at it, I see additional colors.  I think it is just lovely!  Warm and rich - totally within my comfort zone.  I've ordered from Julie before, but only for the purchase of gifts.  This will not be my last purchase - for me!

And tomorrow, I may just hear that doorbell ring again! Could happen......

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

I've never knit a pair of mittens or gloves, but you sure make me want to jump in. But I'm on a shawl binge right now. I love Sofee's little leg warmers. And I'll definitely have to check out the un-club. That fiber is beautiful!

Artseycrafts said...

Your "Knotty" gloves are soooo pretty. I love the color too. Also love the fiber. (I need to start reading the fiber Ravelry Groups more often although I knew about this one and passed - sigh)
Sofee looks very content wearing her new leggins. I hope they are helping.

KnittySue said...

LOVE the color of those gloves..I'm going to cross my comfort zone and have printed the pattern..wish me luck. I really can't wait to see that roving spin up..the colors are just beautiful, we definately have the same taste in color choices.
Have a great weekend.

Ruth said...

The gloves are beautiful!

Judy S. said...

Don['t you just love STR yarn? Those gloves are awesome! So is the new roving. I can't ever predict how the yarn will look though.

JakkiMitch said...

Gorgeous gloves and I luv the "Soft Oak Leaves" roving!

Paula said...

Love,love,love those gloves! I think they are going to have to go into my queue!

Paula

Gayle said...

Lovely gloves! You always do everything to perfection!

17th stitch said...

Those gloves are gorgeous! Looks like a perfect matching of color and design. I hope to work up the nerve to try this pattern sometime in the winter.

Jenn from Albuquerque said...

Your PT son in Albuquerque has directed me to your blog since I knitted a baby afghan for a shower in our hospital. Glad to meet you, and plan to be a regular visitor from now on. I'm flabbergasted by how much knitting you get done--all so beautiful and often original.

bobbi said...

Gloves.....getting ready are you. As always they are beautiful. You are a knitting genius.

Karen said...

Your gloves are just lovely. I recently read somewhere that we could have a very cold winter. You'll be prepared!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your gloves are gorgeous!! Love the color and design.