I’m having a fun filled weekend of knitting. Meaning…hours of non-stop knitting. From Friday evening until today. I haven’t had the opportunity to do this in a long while. I’m having a great weekend.
I’ve finished the basket weave scarf and just need to weave in the ends.
Friday, I CO for the Fetching fingerless gloves and finished them early this morning. I just need to weave in the ends (more weaving). Here’s a picture of the left glove with the contrast waste yarn knitted into the glove. The contrast yarn represents the hole or thumbhole area. This morning I finished the thumbhole and will post pictures later of using DPNs to pick up the “live stitches” above and below the contrast yarn. It’s funny that I learned this technique a few weeks ago in my Buttonhole knitting class and then come across this technique again in this pattern.
This Fetching pattern is a real winner. It took me less than 6 hours to knit both gloves. Remember, I’m a slow knitter. The pattern instructions are easy to memorize. I’ll be knitting several more of these. It will be nice to have a small knitting project to take with me on the go and just pick up and knit when I have a few minutes or an hour to spare.
You will notice that both the gloves and the scarf are knitted with the same yarn – Berroco Comfort. I like this color which is a brown heather with a berry hue to it. This yarn creates beautiful stitch definitions. It’s machine washable and the knitted fabric is very soft.
Later this afternoon, I will be attending my last of three knitting class at my LYS. I will be learning to knit Continental style. We’ll see if I can accomplish this within this 1-1/2 hour session. Wish me luck!