As a craftsperson, sometimes a project jumps into your workbasket. The creative process is often mysterious and tends to have a life of its own, and I would not have it any other way. I must admit, I do make an effort to rein it in.
Overstimulation is a very real problem that we all have to grapple with. But live dangerously we must! Yes, I love carrying a project through to completion, but often I take side roads to this destination by indulging in a moment of inspiration. For me this creative generosity seems to feed my creative spirit, giving me more energy.
So here’s what jumped into my workbasket. And the pattern was free! I found the free download for these Victorian Fingerless Gloves at Knitpicks.
This is just the time of year when you want to dress in lighter layers, and my hands need a layer too. I thought that these cotton gloves looked light and feminine.
I had a ball of mercerized cotton in a fingering weight that is a light copper-tan color. The pattern calls for a sport weight cotton blend, but I wanted to make them a bit more snug for my small hands. So I did a swatch with my yarn on size 1 needles. The pattern calls for a size 4 needle. I am taking into account that I tend to knit more loosely, and that cotton is going to stretch out in the finished garment. Notice that I am showing off one of my vintage needle gauges.
The pattern begins with the lace at the wrist, and it is such a lovely little design. When it is all blocked it will look all the better. My plan is to do the lace work for both gloves, and then pick up and knit the hands on 2 circular needles. I am not sure if I can knit both gloves at the same time with the thumb openings. We shall see. I am almost done with the first lace piece, and will continue knitting tonight.
I have continued working on my new hooked rug design, and find that it is nice to use the different hand movements of knitting in the evenings.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Karen