Sometimes I amaze myself!
For my sheer inability to finish things. I started these gloves two years ago.
Dragged them out last year - got sidetracked - threw them back in WIP vat.
Yesterday's blog featuring crochet glove patterns got me thinking about them.
Dragged them out again.
Finished in 5 minutes!
Good grief - I am a numpty.
Originally the sleeves after picking up the pieces after a fight between a washing machine and a cashmere jumper. Guess who won?
The resultant densely felted loveliness was not about to be wasted. The body of the sweater became a peg bag - which is now much used and in need of replacement. A shame as I love it - and must remember another time to line with stiff fabric to retain the shape. And the sleeves were destined to become fingerless mitts. So simple to do - I simply cut off just below the shoulder seam, and the resulting diagonal made a lovely shaped cuff when turned over.
After slicing a small hole near the seam for my thumb, I then went around all the raw edges in blanket stitch using a big darning needle. The yarn I used is pure wool, and was once a beautiful skein. Until I started trying to find the end. I have been dealing with spaghetti junction ever since - and by now there are probably about 80 ends in there..... somewhere! (and this is why I prefer balls of yarn).
For simple decoration, I have attacked my button box and tied them on randomly with two strands of yarn tied in a reef knot. And then, as I am happiest when fiddling about, continued to add little knot bows. I think I must have given up when I failed to find an end to the yarn in the jumble! Hacked a piece out this morning, and was complete in 5 minutes. :)
As you can see with the two side by side, I have left an unadorned space free for my palms. Finished result is definitely a one-off - and decidedly quirky, which suits me just fine. Now to wear them! I've modelled one on Skinny Bitch in the top photo as ......
- Her nails are in a far better state than mine, and
- Have you tried taking a picture of yourself wearing a glove?
She was remarkably unco-operative, and leaves me wondering how on earth window dressers manage - it's darned difficult to get those limbs to go where you want to, and they have a tendancy to drop off when you least expect.
And shhhh..... but I've found a lovely ball of scrumptiously soft merino yarn lurking in a dark place, and hoping it might be just enough to whizz up one of yesterday's patterns.
Hmmm - come out little hooks, wherever you are......