My first official 2006 finished object:
Feast your eyes on my Koigu Gauntlets. This is from Sally Melville’s book “The Purl Stitch” which for the most part has a bunch of patterns that I will never touch but I bought the book specifically for this pattern after seeing a finished pair on a blog.
Reasons why I love my Gauntlets:
They are made out of Koigu�??a cool almost army green, peach, mint mix of color.
They are perfectly shaped to my hands, wrists, and arms highlighting the one part of my body that I am freely vain about. I just love my wrists/hands. I can’t help it.
I can drive, type, and shop while wearing them.
My boss asked me about the 80’s and called me Jem when I showed them to him. Meaning Jem and the Holograms. Meaning my favorite cartoon of my childhood. Jem is also my Karaoke Revolution/game name but my boss didn’t know that so I feel extra cool. Yes, they look a little 80’s but I also think they look cool. He admitted that to me when I told him I made them�??he was surprised.
They look like I bought them.
This weekend I also bought the lining for my clutch. Here is a peek:
I went to this great fabric store that made me want to learn how to sew and design clothes in the vein of the designers on Project Runway. Then I remembered that I am not a designer on Project Runway and to be the design/sewing girl would actually involve sewing and I wasn’t interested anymore. Lining the clutch did involve some sewing. It is not finished but when it is I will share my adventures in the land of sewing�??needless to say, I did not visit for long.
Right now I am actively working on my Stained Glass Scarf. I think it is turning out very cool.
If you flip it over it looks exactly the same except the colors are reversed. I am using the two-stranded method to make it. This was difficult to figure out but now that I have it down it is very easy to do. The only problem is that it takes forever to work. I want it to be done already but when after every stitch you are switching the location of two strands of different colored yarn it gets to be a bit time consuming. I made a few adjustments to the pattern–I cast on less stitches because while I am using the recommended yarn brand, I am not using the right yarn type. So I have a bigger gauge that I am working with and am using size 7 needles as opposed to 5’s. So far so good.
As a side note, last weekend I purchased my very own digital camera! I would take a picture of it for you but, well, I can’t. Let me just say that she is beautiful and small and lovely and has given me the freedom to take beautiful pictures whenever I like. Any ideas out there for a cute camera cozy?
The following 3 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Ooooh, that is nice fabric! I wish I could find a decent fabric store out here. I’ve been wanting to make handbags.
All your projects look great!
Everything looks sooo nice! I think about lining things all the time, but never do it. Love the scarf and gauntlets too. your wrists and hands look lovely.
I’ve seen the gauntlets live and they look great. AND this girl is one helluva knitting teacher. I’m finishing my first scarf and I’m hooked. Now that I have my own needles and yarn, I will certainly soon be starting my own blog….girlwhoknitstoo…..=)