I have a love/hate relationship with gloves.
When they’re done, I just LOVE them. But knitting them is sometime Not Fun.
Take this very sweet, petite little number I cast on for while waiting for my STOMP swatch to dry (so I could measure it properly):
Ta da! One glove, finished in a day. The second, (growl) must be knitter’s karma for being so b’’’y smug about the whole thing:
This, dear friends, is all I have been able to achieve after FOUR HOURS OF KNITTING! I just can’t get it right, even though it’s a very simple little cable. I blame a very stressful matter that my mind is pre-occupied with at the moment. How else could one fail so miserably at knitting the twin to something that pretty much slipped off the needles the day before?
I know I should really just knit something else that one doesn’t need to pay attention to, and come back to this tomorrow, when I’ll probably be feeling better, but I’m a stubborn donkey sometimes, and I’m in one of those moods where I.must.finish.the.damn.glove.today whether it kills me or not!
Anyway, despite the frustration, I’m quite pleased with how the first turned out. You can see the inspiration for the cable in the Saxon braid cable (big sack) sweater (nearly done) that I’ve laid it on for this photo. I liked the side cable so much, I decided to do an entire glove in it!
So, I doubt I’ll get this done today, despite my intentions. And now I have to do some baking for the little man’s mid-morning school snack. Let’s hope the cookies turn out better than the knitting.
And if you’re wondering, the yarn is The Wool Co.’s Merino Possum DK weight in Old Rose. It’s a lovely colour isn’t it?