Friday, January 24, 2014

FO Friday: Manly gloves

Well, now that I got my rant (which originally started off as my FO post) off my chest, I can pretend it never happened and proceed to show off my lovely handknit gloves which were eh- such a pain to make.

I started the first glove over a year back and originally planned to give the pair to someone else. Well the glove turned out ginormous. Maybe not Hagrid sized, but definitely meant for someone with big hands. Bigger than anyone we knew. So I sadly put the one glove aside, cast one for another with smaller needles and then..halfway through it, got bored. It sat in my UFO pile for over a year.

The too-large glove


The finger looking longingly at me---'finish me!'

I ignored its pleas.

Till DH lost his glove. Just the one glove. But if you're in the US you remember the impact of the two polar vortices. the subzero (Fahrenheit!) temperatures, the heavy icing on the Hudson, the crazy howling winds! Being a kind soul, I whipped out the UFO glove and proceeded to finish it that very same evening.



Luckily for DH, I finished its partner over the next two days (the weekend) so come Monday he had a warm pair of gloves to wear to work. He leaves for work at 6.30 AM, poor lad, so he needs all the warmth he can get.



I think he looks rather fine with them on.



Pattern: Ken
Yarn: Vanna's Choice in Silver Grey
Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Sending this post to FO Friday and Fiber Arts Friday

5 comments:

  1. Your husband is very lucky that that glove was just sitting there waiting for him. Nice Save. :-)

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  2. I was starting to think you never came back!!! So glad you are home safe and sound. Love the gloves. He looks dashing in them. Sorry you are mixed about your India. Hope you did enjoy seeing family.

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  3. Amazing gloves!! The model looks so happy with them.

    Here's my FO: http://mibruno.com/terminados-sombrerero-y-liebre-de-marzo/

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  4. Welcome back! I hope that the new year has been kind to you so far. The gloves look wonderful and they seem to fit him great. Gloves are a tricky knit.

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  5. oooooh, gloves with real fingers. I'm terrible with the thumb so I'm afraid to knit the fingers. Your pair look great and worth the wait.

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