Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
I recently blogged about some fingerless gloves I had knitted for my sister. They were so quick and easy that I decided to knit some for my daughter. This time I cast on only 26 stitches as my daughter has a slim hand.
I used the wool that was left over from a scarf I knitted for her last month. Once again the wool was chosen for warmth. These will never be delicate fashion items!
I decided to add an owl motif. The owls are based loosely on a chart I found on Ravelry. The chart is a lot more detailed. But I didn't have enough stitches or rows to knit the full design.
I fully intended to knit it in moss stitch but was concentrating so much on the chart that I didn't notice I was actually knitting reverse stocking stitch until it was too late. Moss stitch would have shown up better, so that is a lesson learned for the future. I could have easily ripped the work back. But I genuinely don't think my daughter will notice the difference. She will just be amazed to see owls on her gloves.
The eyes are pearls that came from a broken bracelet....waste not, want not. It was the first time I have ever knitted with beads or pearls and I was amazed at how easy it was.
(Note to self: 26 stitches fits me perfectly as well. So cast on this number if I ever knit some pour moi.)