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June 28, 2010

It's happy up here on glove mountain

Sometimes I look at this hand-knit glove I'm making and I just can't believe I am the one knitting it! For one thing, it's redonkulously pretty. And the fingers look like they're all in the right areas. And I even must have measured correctly because a few times I've shoved my hand up parts of it and it fits.


I'm using the build-your-own-pattern method from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges and my yarn is some delicious Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn in color S256 Lot A.

There was a moment of panic when a stealth criminal made a quick drive by and stole the glove. All I caught was this blurry shot on my iphone as proof:


But aside from some spit residue and a slight tussle to remove the glove from the perpetrator's mouth, all is well.

I should be finished with it today! It's so exciting. I was bragging about this to my Dad who said, "Is that your tribute to Michael Jackson or are you planning to make two of 'em?" But non-knitters don't understand. Successfully finishing one is an accomplishment all its own. I think the statute of limitations on finishing the second glove (or sock, or sleeve) is at least a year. Or two. It varies from yarn to yarn.

I can't believe I have almost made a whole glove. With just a little puppy spit on the edges. Life is good.


Posted by laurie at June 28, 2010 7:48 AM