Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Fetching is done!

It's done! It's done! These are the best photos I can do till I get actual on-the-road pics <hint hint>.

Great sense of satisfaction even though it may seem like a simple project. I learnt how to cable, how to use (and carry around) dpns and all about that mysterious hole in the thumb. Not bad for 2 days work.

I sailed smoothly along the first glove, encountering none of the problems that others seemed to warn me about. Hole? - nope. Difficulty picking up stitches? - nope. Feeling smug I quickly cast on for the second glove.

I didn't pay as much attention to the second glove (was chatting with fellow knitters over coffee & oogling shade cards...). And lo and behold, as I was picking up stitches for the thumb, I found not 1 but kind of 1.5 holes. eeek. I redid that about 3 times before I realised that I was stretching the stitches & doing more harm than good. So I finally left it alone & used my non-existent sewing techniques to patch it up.

So err Friend, if your right thumb gets a little cold.. just cover it with your jacket k?

Fetching is now taking a little bath in cashmere shampoo.... In the meantime, these are the modifications that I did, mainly to make the glove slightly longer.

Pattern : Fetching from knitty.com
Yarn : Rowan RYC Cashsoft Aran in Shade 003 (Mole)
Needles : 3.5mm dpns, Clover bamboo
Mods :
1. Added 5 more rows to the 18 rows before thumb
2. Added 1 more cable repeat at the top before binding off
3. Bound off in rib stitch instead of picot
4. Picked up 3 stitches one each side of the thumb instead of 2. Decreased 2 st in following row to compensate


opportunityknits said...

Hi first time visiting your blog from the Knitforum. I like the colours of your granny squares.

JL said...

Nice finishing !

iro iro said...

hi opportunityknits.. thanks for your comments, i like the rowan tapestry scarf u made too :) was thinking to make another set of Fetching gloves in that yarn

iro iro said...

hi jl.. thanks!

Anonymous said...

i loves my gloves! :) - sharks