Obviously, these have been in the works for quite a while, but I am finally DONE with them and just in time for today’s lovely weather! Now my fingers shall be nice and toasty. I learned quite a bit making these and loved every minute of working on them!
Most importantly – If you should celebrate Christmas, I hope yours was very merry and you spent it surrounded by loved ones.
If you don’t, if your path takes you elsewhere this time of year, I hope whatever you celebrate, whenever, yours was also marvelous!
I have sort of been under a rock these last few months (OMG when did they change the update page AGAIN?) madly knitting for a baby shower (No pic, oops!), several sets of minion hats and mittens, and a hooded animal cowl. I’m done now and am determined to finish a project or three for myself!
First off, my Sanquhar Gloves. So very close! 🙂
I dug out my Sanquhar gloves again yesterday and made some progress on those. One complete and now this.
I stayed up way, way too late last night to do this (I had the thumb and half a pinkie left), but it was worth it! I have some ends to work in inside, but I am so incredibly tickled with this. First time ever doing color work (no *major* mistakes) and first time doing gloves. I could see myself addicted to these. 😛 I hope to cast on its mate at the LYS today.
I haven’t worked on these in what seems like forever and I’d really like to have this one done very soon. I just feeling like I have been in such knitting limbo recently and maybe finishing this will help me get past this.
Every time I come to a new section of the gloves, I get nervous. Because it’s new. It’s different. And I worry it’s going to be hard or tricky – then it isn’t. I have successfully conquered each new section as it’s come and I have no doubt I can conquer the fingers on my first pair of Sanquhar Gloves as well.
I’m getting so excited for these. I want more with different block patterns! I want to do a hat and scarf. And the best part? I’m certainly no longer afraid of colorwork projects. 😛
I’m so excited about these gloves. I’m making progress in leaps and bounds. Each time I encounter something new in the structure, I get nervous because it’s NEW. Once I get past it, I realize that there was nothing to be nervous over and keep right on trucking. There’s a couple of minor stitch errors but nothing that will effect the overall glove and besides, that’s what makes them mine, right?
A co-worker’s daughter is actually living in Scotland and she’s asked if I could make her a pair of these, which I don’t mind doing, but I have NO clue what to charge her. I’ll figure it out!
In the meantime, here’s the latest progress photo:
Just a couple of notes more for my future reference than anything else.
- I tried to keep track of where I was on the graph through various ways – a ruler, a magnifying ruler, etc. Neither really worked out too well. I ended up having to print the pattern from the magazine’s website and have to highlight every few stitches as I go on the hand (who knows? The fingers could be different)
- I’ve also put in stitch markers for either side of the thumb so I can keep better track of my increases for the thumb gusset.
- Each round takes roughly 15 minutes of me carefully counting and highlighting and knitting, but that’s ok. I’d rather work more slowly and have it be right. There’s a couple of errors, but they’re minor. I think. LOL
So, I’ve decided to come clean. 😀 Has anyone ever done/tried Sanquhar Knitting? I was recently told that Marion Foale yarn is perfect for it and since that’s one of my favorite yarns, I had to give it a try! I’m up to the thumb… We’ll see how it goes from here. 🙂