KNITTING GAL

December 04, 2007


This is the first fingerless glove I have tried. I took this photo before I started the fingers. I have actually finished the first glove and now will start on the second. The pattern is here at knitty.com and it has a mitten top. Each half finger was much easier than I expected. The trick is to twist the stitch at each finger gap. It worked pretty well for the first time. It is still a little holey at the finger joins so I must reinforce those areas. The thumb is worked like a standard mitten thumb, then you knit a separate mitten top and attach it to the glove. I think the pattern explains this much better so have a look at it. It really is fun to knit. I used Regia 4 ply on number 2 needles and the clove will fit a medium hand. I think if you have a smaller hand you will have to adjust the number of stitches.

Now for the really big news.......Oliver has been asked to be the "Dog on Thursday" by Natalie. I am so excited and will endeavor to take a nice portrait picture of him! He really is a very dignified fellow.......not! I am sure he will do his best to cooperate. He has told me that there are some hotties on the list and he wants to look his best. If you are not on Dogs on Thursday check it out here and enjoy. Anyone can join so have a look and join in on the doggie fun

I have almost overdosed myself on Christmas music already. I have it on in the car, at home and at work. We have XM radio and they have 4 or 5 stations that play nothing but Christmas music. I am in heaven. Also please click the player at the right and listen while you read. I have selected some of my favorites and will change them from time to time. They are really old time favorites that I grew up with but I will add some newer tunes too! Everyone have a lovely week.

14 comments:

Channon said...

Great mitt there! Can't wait to read more about Oliver. Maybe it will give me more ideas...

Cindy said...

Your mitt looks wonderful. Love the stripes. Oliver is going to be a star!!!!! This is too exciting. I cannot wait to see your "portrait" of the dumplin'. Oh, dang, I wish I could give him a hug. Will you do the honors for me, please? And, Grover says way to go Oliver (he does have trouble with the pronunciation).

Dianne said...

Way to go, Oliver! I'm not surprised. He is so handsome, he was destined for stardom! Emma and Tara are still drooling over last Thursday's post of Oliver strutting his stuff on the grass!

NH Knitting Mama said...

The fingerless gloves are coming out great!

I love Christmas music - the traditional kind. My secretary does, too. We have been known to put on the Burl Ives in July. We're wierd. We know.

Hope said...

Congratulations Oliver! I am certain he will strike a very dignified pose.

The glove looks great. I love the colors.

Eclectic_VT said...

I'll check otu that pattern! Hey...the guys I work with are not really too cute...*L* plus they do dirty grimy jobs all day....yech...*L*
The handcreme is divine. The smell of it is really intense, and makes me smile.

kittything said...

mitt looks great!

i don't do a lot of holiday music, but my mother's johnny mathis christmas albums have a very special place in my heart.

it started to snow down here in DC last night--hope your kiddos remember gloves!

kittything said...

ps- i saw you tagged me. i just need to stop being a slow poke and post it! =)

CynicalGal said...

Congrats to handsome Oliver!! How exciting.

Nichole said...

Love Oliver's spotlight!!! What a sweet story and a beautiful baby!

Jennifer said...

What a great-looking glove! And congrats on Oliver :) I'll have to go take a look.

Meggy said...

I also love Christmas music, It really does make it feel like christmas.

Mary Kay said...

Congrats!! Dogs on Thrusday Oliver. Good Boy!! You look so handsome. nice story too. We love our cute golden. And too bad Oliver cant rake those leaves he loves so much!! lol

Rachel said...

D--really like those mitts--I love the colors you've chosen, can't wait to see the finished pair!

Oliver is such a cute dog--I, for one, look forward to the posts with him and would love to see you keep posting about him!