This post is all about my two knitting projects about which I am dreadfully proud - and will no doubt suffer for my pride! It also goes a little way to explaining my absence from the blogosphere although I think that is not necessarily a bad thing as computer time was becoming ridiculous!
The first gloves are from this pattern and are the easiest and most enjoyable things to knit. I modified the pattern slightly as I thought they were a little short. I did an extra cable around the finger knuckles and am pleased I did. I wear them in the house and the workroom as they keep my hands warm but fingers free to sew (all those cushions last week and double piping to prepare next week). In addition I was doubly delighted with them as I had spun the wool myself. So this really is a totally hand made project.
Project number two were a pair of glove mittens from here. I am using the famous red wool which I found in a drawer and had to change the needle size. As a result the first one I made was way too small and had to be unravelled. These ones are too big for me but fit my husband perfectly. (Third time lucky perhaps!?)
They are not, however for him. We have a son who is not happy in a cold house and complains regularly that it's too cold to work on his computer. I thought this would be the answer and will sneak them under the tree at Christmas.
Finally, I am grateful to my friend Polly for pointing out that she was unable to leave a comment on my previous post. I reported this to Typepad and they assure me this has been sorted out. Please let me know via The Garden Path if you are unable to leave a comment.