Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Glove Progress

After work last night, I spent some quality time with the Norwegian gloves. Today, I'm home with a sore neck (not knitting-related, just enough ow factor to keep me home), which gave me the opportunity to take a progress picture. Oh, and to watch the inauguration of the US's 44th president.

More on that in a moment.

I'm really pleased with how this glove is turning out. I have just one concern. I hope it's not going to be too small. My gauge is right on, but when I tried it on last night, the opening for the thumb is much lower than it is in any other gloves I've made before. I'm hoping that is because of the style. We'll see in the next day or so, won't we?

My congratulations to all of you readers who are American. John and I watched Barack Obama's historic inauguration this morning. We're thrilled to hear and see what can only be described as a sense of hope and renewed pride in our neighbours to the south. The tissues were close at hand as we listened to him speak, as we watched the reaction of the crowds. My hope for your country is that this man can live up to the hope and confidence that you, as a country, have invested in him. May God bless him.

Edited to add: The gloves are a no-go. I got halfway through the pinky and tried it on. It's too small, too short. I think I'll try to find a slightly heavier yarn and slightly larger needles. That may be just enough to make this pattern the right size. *Sigh*

I think, in retrospect, the Lanett is really too fine a yarn for this pattern. Yes, it's fingering weight, but it feels finer than something like Louet Gems fingering weight. The Lanett will probably be great for a baby sweater, but not for gloves for me.

So, maybe I should just go ahead and design my own pair anyway???

1 comment:

  1. Definitely design your own pair! I love to see your designs, though I'm sorry you had to go through all that work only to find out the glove wasn't going to fit. How annoying!