Friday, 29 July 2011
I used the thumb gusset from the Veyla gloves and of course the buttons from my friend's stash are different. These are really quick to make and very easy. That is, unless you also have a head stuffed up with a cold as I do, and do the wrist band so that there are two gloves for the left hand. I thought I'd got rid of last week's cold, but it's freshened up quite a bit again and my head is very stuffed up. I had to unpick where I'd sewn one wristband on so I could reverse the shapings.
These are for the DIL with whom I lived for several years. I've made gloves for her before but that was several years ago and I know those have had a lot of wear. She'll wear these I'm sure.
Now, apart from eldest grandson, everybody has had something practical and good this winter. I asked grandson what he would like. However, he had been put on the spot at a swimming lesson. His mind was on other things. He suggested slippers but when I said knitting, he wanted them THICK. I rang son again the next day as I'm sure we both had wires crossed. I think grandson may have been visualising something like ugg boots. If that's the case, I'm happy to buy them. If I were to put a monetary value on my knitting, I'm sure ugg boots from Target or similar would be comparable. They'll probably last longer too. The family has a new puppy, just three months old, and he still has sharp puppy teeth (and nippy habits). I don't know just how long my knitting efforts would survive with Max's current behaviour.