Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hand in glove . . . . tra la la!

Well, that was the October holidays . . . two weeks, of - well, to be honest nothing particularly remarkable.  Some beautiful Autumnal weather, a lot of chilling out - actually managed to switch off and read a book for once, which was very nice!  Knitted ONE sock - but more of that later, ooops . . . 

BUT far more exciting . . . I've knitted my first glove . . . . with FINGERS!  Yes, all five of them - well technically speaking 4 fingers and a thumb, but I digress :)   Earlier in the year I purchased some lovely 2 ply Shetland yarn to practice my newly acquired fair isle knitting techniques . . . I just couldn't resist experimenting with a lovely pattern from Ravelry by Robin Melanson (Hardwood Hill Gloves).

And miraculously . . . 


. . . there they all are - 4 fingers and a thumb - I don't know how but, they're there . . . it was touch and go, lots of angst and a lot of 'fixing' holes, but they fit, er 'like a glove' - what a fluke, haha!!

With the pattern in the background . . . 


A little of the detail . . .

Unfortunately, I really don't know how I managed to do the fingers.  I'm now back-pedalling like mad and doing a little online research before I attempt the second glove so I'll vaguely know what I'm trying to do - talk about the cart before the horse, ah well!

Today I'm waiting for more of that lovely dusky pink yarn to arrive in the post (from Shetland, of course!) so I can get on with the second one . . . I'm  feeling a little nervous!  Fools rush in, and all that . . . :) :)   Sometimes you just have to jump in with your size 10 wellies on though, I'm quite glad I did just that - I think my enthusiasm for my project spurned me on!

The lovely colours of the Shetland wool are very reminiscent of our own Harris Tweed yarn - I'm feeling quite at home :)  Talking of which, I should really be 'tweedying' to make some  cash to pay for all that yarn!  Tweedying or knitting, tweedying or knitting, tweedying or . . .

Actually, I'd better go and do the housework - paaaaah!! :-/

Later gaters :)
Alison x

PS Hand in Glove was  sung by the Smiths - can't stop humming it now!  Wonderful Morrissey has just released his Autobiography published as a Penguin Classic, much debate about that - what a 'to do' - I've just ordered my copy, well, I had to . . .  for research purposes you understand :) :)  Perhaps I'll do a little review of it here . . .

5 comments:

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

....socks, gloves.....who can stop you now??????
I love your first glove!!!!!
xxxxxxx Ale

Biba said...

Oh my goodness, when are you starting mass production? They look lovely!!!

Claire said...

Oh Alison, first socks and now gloves, you clever thing......I'm still waiting to start my pair of socks!!!
They look wonderful, very professional too......

CLaire x

june at noon said...

I am so, so impressed! A glove seems ... impossible, almost, and then to throw in Fair Isle.... Wow, Alison!

Gabriella said...

I love it :-)
Ciao dall' Italia.