>> Thursday, June 6, 2013
Well after a loooooong break...I'm back. To start things off right, after all this is a knitting blog, I have some knitting.
A friend of my husbands made us a beautiful wooden end table as a present so as a thank I decided to make him something. The perfect project to work on if you live anywhere with record breaking temps like where I am....ugh.....already sick of it being hot and it isn't even officially summer. Anyway I found the perfect pattern for a pair of masculine gloves. I haven't made full gloves before, just fingerless mitts and mittens. Fortunately the pattern is laid out very well with a ton of information on how to make the mitts fit perfectly.
The scarf was knit by just using the stitch pattern from the gloves. I swatched and figured out roughly how wide and long I wanted it to be. I used Cascade 220 for the yarn and the project calculator here. A very handy tool for creating a project without a pattern to refer to. I used up every last bit of yarn and although it is a bit scratchier then the gloves it is so squooshy and warm.