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 . . .
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 :)
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 . . .