After seeing the Knotty Gloves in last Friday's post, Zarah asked if the fingers were a pain to knit. While it is a bit fiddly to knit so few stitches (about 17-20) on double points there are only 4 fingers and a thumb needed and, truthfully, 5 little digits really don't take much time to do.
When nearing the tip of each finger, I stick my hand into the glove to check the length and after finishing each little finger I put my hand back into the glove and wiggle the clothed and unclothed digits at my own face, at the dogs and at Smith. We (ok, maybe the dogs don't care) all get a kick out of it and while in that good humor I go back to knitting the next finger. It's a kick, and just that little bit of whimsy makes the task enjoyable and fun.
Mountain Colors Bearfoot is a great yarn for gloves. It's soft, thick, warm and the colors blend well without doing anything weird. Smith thinks the yarn and pattern are great and he has requested a pair. In time, I'll oblige as I have a lovely rusty brown Bearfoot in the stash.
Some knitters have a problem with second glove syndrome just as they do second sock syndrome. However, in both cases they are called "A PAIR". A pair of gloves, a pair of socks...as if they were one entity. AND, that's just how I approach them. AS ONE. As soon as the first part is finished the second piece is begun and knitting continues without break. They are not very useful if you only knit half a pair.
The pattern was easy to follow and fun to do. The long cuff is fabulous and a perfect way to keep the wrists warm under a coat sleeve and the knot pattern makes the fit snug and comfy. This pattern is a keeper!
Keeping my hands warm this winter just got a little easier.
Psst...today is Kim's birthday. You know what to do!