Thursday, November 29, 2007

I should probably start worrying...



This is the 5th Selbuvotter pattern I've done in a pretty short period of time. I think that might qualify as an obsession. On the other hand, it's my first pair of gloves from the book, and I haven't knit a pair of gloves for a couple of months. And I'm using up stash yarns, which is always A Good Thing. So no anxiety needed. Right?

This is Annemor #15. The yarn is hand-dyed from Fearless Fibers. The colors in person are more pastel than my scans- the peach/coral is a lovely light color, and the gray/charcoal/black is more mottled than it looks in this pic. I've had it on hand for quite awhile- it's beautiful yarn (Merino superwash sock yarn), but it's too fine for most of my preferred sock patterns. It's even a little fine for these gloves on size 2 needles (there's no extra room for dropping down a needle size) but I think it'll all come out okay. If they end up too small for me, I'll put them away for next Christmas (most of this Christmas is already taken care of, hand-knitwise).
P.S. My join between the fingers in the left-side scan shows that I need to work on the joins between the fingers. It looks a tad messy there (though it's not as obvious when the glove is on the hand, which is where it was when I darned the gaps.)

4 comments:

loribird said...

Nothing wrong with a Selbuvotter obsession so long as your results stay this beautiful. You've got me all inspired to do Selbu knitting again!

Judy said...

They are beautiful! I thought about trying to make a pair but have chickened out. Right now with kids, building a house and a sick mother I know I don't have the brain capacity to give it the attention it deserves. And I don't want to start them, get frustrated and never try them again. So I have them on a back back burner.

Kathleen Taylor said...

loribird: Thanks. I am so glad I bought the Selbu book. I've more than gotten my money's worth out of it in just a month. It's a keeper.

judy: for me, gloves aren't mindless knitting. I never work on them when little ones are around, or my mind is occupied with important stuff. I need to be able to concentrate. I hope you can some time and peace to give it another shot.

AnneB said...

You might think the finger join is messy but for those of us who haven't made a pair yet - it's a joy!