Friday, September 4, 2009

Fingerless Glove For the Fall

I have been running around like a crazy person for the last few days, getting everything together before I leave for my month-long vacation with the family next week. But, sneakily, September has rolled around - therefore, marking the official ending of summer. How did this happen? I can't help but feel a little bit sad.

To cheer myself up, I set aside a few hours this evening and did some knitting. I'm embarrassed to say that I had to hunt for my knitting needles, which were scattered throughout the apartment. So, my new knitting-year resolution is to get organized and find some sort of vessel to keep them all in once place. When I did the double-pointed needles I needed, I made a fingerless glove with some forest green yarn I had laying around (I'm also using it to crochet a blanket).
It's my little secret (seeeeecreeeeeets), that I usually prefer knitting fingerless gloves and mittens because I'm not in love with making glove fingers...but they do offer other pros too! My hands get ice-cold in the winter, so I wear fingerless gloves indoors to keep them warm. I can type, knit, stitch, and whatever else I please while still keeping my hands warm, and that makes me a happy gal.

I was only goofing about when I made this glove, but I ended up being very happy with the results. I liked the forest/army green and how the cable down the middle turned out (it was a four-rib braid). I still need to bind the end and block the glove...and of course make the second one as well. Or I can just wear one fingerless glove, and look like a superhero.