Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fetching Fingerless Gloves

We were very lucky in the DC area to escape the monster snowstorm that wreaked havoc along the East Coast. But it has been very cold with extremely high winds. So I am delighted that I finished knitting a pair of fingerless gloves to cope with this weather. I love wearing them at the keyboard, when I'm reading and when I do needlework. They make me feel warm all over.

I used the free Fetching pattern from Knitty.com. This is a very popular pattern among knitters and I can see why. It's fun to knit and fits pretty well. The name is based on the fact that the cables on each glove twist 'fetchingly' toward each other. I love the picot bind off edging at the top too. This is my first foray into gloves knitted in the round on DPN's. The thumb was the trickiest part and I still need to work on that. These are done in Knit Picks worsted weight Swish yarn, Amethyst Heather.




I signed up to grant a mini-wish on the San-Man board. One of the members wanted a heart-shaped coaster. I planned to crochet one, but I didn't like the results. So I stitched this little freebie heart from Mausimom and added a crocheted rick-rack border. The fabric is a piece of hand painted 18 ct Khaki Aida from Sassy's Fabbys. I'll back it with felt or maybe fun foam.

18 comments:

KarenV said...

Those gloves are such a pretty colour! Fetching is a design I would like to knit myself, one day. Pretty heart coaster too, I like the crocheted edging :)

Miss 376 said...

The gloves are a lovely colour and a great pattern, very pretty. Glad you escaped the worst of the weather, I did think of you when I saw it all on the news.

Silverlotus said...

Lovely gloves. They turned out much nicer than the pair I made for myself.

Lucy said...

Beautiful gloves and beautiful color!!!

Nancy said...

I love your gloves! The color is so pretty. Love the heart coaster too. Mausimom's Freebies has so many wonderful little designs!

Melanie said...

They came out great!!!

Mylene said...

The gloves turned out great and such lovely colour.
The heart shaped coaster looks lovely too!!

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2011!

Jackie said...

The fingerless mitts are cute! I've made just one pair and could use some more. Love the eggplant color!

Farm Girl said...

Love those gloves, pleased to hear you missed all that snow though, it looks terrible on the news here. The heart is sweet, love those little birdies.

Carol said...

I'm glad the snow veered east, too, Annie! We didn't get more than a sprinkling, but, oh, the cold...It hasn't gone above freezing in almost three weeks!

Your gloves look so useful and I love the luscious color. Cute about the name, too :)

I'm sure the recipient of your little heart-shaped coasted will be very pleased! That is nice of you to grant a "mini-wish." My wish for you is a happy and healthy 2011!!

Karen said...

Beautiful gloves, Annie, and so cozy, too! The heart coaster is very pretty and I'm sure will make a wonderful gift!

mainely stitching said...

I am a huge fan of fingerless gloves. Yours are gorgeous!!

Lois said...

I love the gloves! What a pretty colour! What a sweet heart finish too. Happy New Year!

Siobhan said...

Great job on both, Annie! I love the gloves. I'm glad to hear that you escaped the storm!

Happy new year!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I love those mits! And your Harry Potter gift - wonderful! You're lucky to have missed the snow. lol! Happy New Year!

♥ Nia said...

Great work with the gloves!! :D
Happy New Year sweetie!!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*

Pumpkin said...

Lovely finishes Annie! I really love that style of glove :o)

umintsuru said...

These fingerless gloves are so lovely. They pretty in that colour and the cables give a nice design feature. It makes me want to bring out my knitting needles.