I stayed up very very late last Sunday. I was getting so close to finishing knitting my first ever glove and I just couldn't wait until the next day to see what it would look like. I'm very impatient like that.
Knitting for me (well any making to be honest) is a mixture of excitement about the yarn or material I'm using and what it might end up looking like. Then I start worrying that I might do something wrong somewhere along the line and wonder if it will all have been a waste of time. Then I get really impatient and want to see what my thing will look like when it's all done. I tend to flip between these daft feelings along the making process.
After the excitement of finding a glove pattern that made me want my own pair badly I searched out some yarn in my stash that would be ideal. I really wanted a yellow pair to be honest, but no yellow to be had at the time so off I went with a very warm blue merino and alpaca yarn.
Only a few rounds in I did what I always worry I'll do and cocked it up at first. I took my eye of the ball so I frogged away. Next time round and I had the hang of the pattern. It was flicking between the thumb increase and the lace pattern that threw me off. I'd never bothered with markers before either, but after the shouty comment that made me laugh about this I was put right.
Four fingers and one thumb later and I realised I'd actually made something that looked human hand shaped. When I slipped it on it fitted too.
I'm so proud of my first knitted glove. To have one glove though is not much use to me with my two hands to keep warm is it, I really must get on with knitting that other blue glove very soon. Thing is, I did find the perfect eggy yellow yarn and I couldn't resist the temptation to see how it knitted up. I'm halfway through glove number two which is a different colour and also a left hander. At the moment I'm not sure if it'll fit as I forgot to go up a needle size. I'll have to wait and see I guess.
Thankyou for your interesting comments on my graveyard post. I did wonder if it would actually be anyone's cup of tea, so I'm really pleased it was.
Now we have half-term excitement. Miss Rosey finished mid-week and Little Bun today. Tommorow a vintage fair and fleamarket beckon to kick off the week perfectly for us. We have a Little Bun to dress for an evacuee day so I'll be looking for a wee knitted cardi or jumper for her. Any other treasures that flit past my eye I may find it hard to resist.