A recent project… more fingerless gloves!

The Fingerless Glove Fanatics group on Ravelry is so addictive!

I am a Fingerless Mittens collector myself, I just love them… I have almost any colours, both knitted and crocheted, and I must admit that I love buying them at Accessorize, eheh

However, they’re also very fun to make and definitely a quick project. The only negative aspect, if you ask me, is that you need to make two, which in my case seems to negatively impact the “yay, a new project!!!” excitement as soon as I finish the first one.

Being a memeber of a Knit Along group definitely helps getting projects completed though, which is nice!

In April I have decided to cast on the Seeta Fingerless Gloves (pattern from Ravelry) and they turned out great. I am so happy with the result and I can’t wait for the cold season to come back so that I can wear them (not that it actually ever went away… today it is raining dogs and cats and wearing a scarf wouldn’t be inappropriate).
Here is the usual Ravelry button, click on it to be redirected to the original pattern πŸ™‚

And here are my lovelies. I have taken the pics before having completed the thumbs, which is my personal pet peeve when it comes to knitting gloves, if you ask me. Anyway, they’re finished, blocked and looking beautiful in my drawer now.

On my needles: "Seeta fingerless mitts". Pattern from Ravelry.
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"Seeta fingerless mitts" pattern from Ravelry. WIP

The pattern required some modifications though, cause IMHO the sizing is totally off. If you cast on the indicated 30 stitches, and have a correct gauge, you end up with a wrist circumference of 12 cm/4.7 inches, which doesn’t seem to fit any adult female wrist, or at least didn’t fit mine!

“Not your Valentine” hat :) And I’m loving it!

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry for being a bit absent lately… I am writing the final chapters of my PhD thesis and it’s driving me nuts! lol I just want to be done with it as quickly as possible, but on the other hand I am sick and tired of the whole thing, so “oh joy”. Still three weeks to go before the final deadline. I guess I will survive till then πŸ˜€

 

Anyway, since I’m spending most of my evenings in and I was feeling the need of doing something different from the usual stuff, I have knitted a fair isle hat. The hearts pattern is from Ravelry and I have already used it several times, but the hat pattern is mine πŸ™‚ I had actually already knitted a very similar hat, but in Blythe size, so well, I virtually have a mini-me now! lol

Here are some pics… It took 3 evenings to knit it and I have been taking pics the next day to show progress. How do you like it?

I named it “Not your Valentine”… lol

 

Day 1

 
Fair Isle hat knitting pattern, soon available at sakuracrochetdesigns.wordpress.com stay tuned!

Day 2

"Not your valentine" fair isle hat, day 2 progress :)

Day 3

"Not your Valentine" fair isle hat... Finished! ❀❀❀

And here is my Blythe Ali wearing the same hat!

Ali modelling "Hearts Queen" hat :)