Monday, July 16, 2007

Simply Lovely Lace Gloves

Sound a big hit for myself in the title, don't I?
Just because these are actually the Simply Lovely Lace Socks from Interweave Knits Spring 2006.
They started off life last summer as the socks in question. I knitted the "legs" of both, they languished in a basket for months, and then were re-discovered this spring when I decided that I would convert them into fingerless gloves.
I always wear pink lacy gloves with jeans and walking boots, don't you? I was making the most of a brief dry spell to take outdoor pictures.
Don't ask me how I adapted the pattern it was "do this, fudge that, make it happen".
The pattern is very nice, but rather sloooow because you're always knitting into the back of each plain stitch, which is probably why they never made the final cut as socks for me.
Here they are on the "distressed" picnic table of our holiday cottage. I'll tell you , the table wasn't the only one distressed at the grotty cottage, but I digress.
They were made from a dusky pink colour of Opal Uni which I bought from Get Knitted last spring. I feel a bit like Fagin from Oliver when wearing them, but they're nice gloves nonetheless. x K


Flavaknits said...

Very Lovely Lacy Gloves! Glad you had a lovely holiday, pity about the weather. Still good for the complexion!

carol said...

Sorry to hear that the accomodations were not up to snuff, but shall look forward to seeing the photos even if they are rain soaked ones. Lovely handwarmers - I expect they came in useful for you.

Sarah said...

Clever! Good way to salvage a knit that wasn't working out quite right. Fagin indeed ;-)

Anonymous said...

You marvel, you!