(What? I’m the only one who says that?)
I’m back home, and I’m exhausted.
It was great to see our families (both mine and my husband’s), and I had a fabulous time. We played cards, ate lots of great food, and explored Pennsylvania, Cleveland and Chicago. All in a week! A real whirlwind tour.
And, of course, I did a ton of knitting. You can’t expect me to spend all that time in cars, airplanes and the Chicago L and not get out my knitting. I’ll tell you about everything I worked on (I can finish a surprising amount of knitting when I’m cooped up in the back of a minivan for 12 hours) over the next couple weeks. But, I want to start with what might have been my favorite project.
You remember this brightly-colored beauty (the one on the right)? It’s Knitted Wit Victory DK in Fairy Garden… Swoon.
Well, a few hours of work (and approximately 1 million ends to weave in later… no wonder I’ve never made gloves before… what a pain!), I’ve got my own crazy-lady riding gloves (Also known as the Ringwood Gloves from Rebecca Blair- a very well-written pattern!)I love them! And I love that their coloring is just slightly different. It’s hand-painted yarn, after all.
I also love the very cool, but surprisingly simple stitch pattern. It’s two rows of stockinette, and one of k1p1 rib. Easy!The gloves are dense and squishy and lovely, and I can’t wait for the weather to get cool enough to wear them.
Now I just have to find buttons for the cuffs… I’m thinking little, white shell buttons, or maybe faux pearls. I’ll have to go through my big button jar and see what I have.
What kind of buttons would you use?