Kari: fingerless gloves
I did it! I finished the other glove. These were supposed to be for my sister's birthday in August but the one-sock/glove-syndrome kicked in and here it is...........almost December. Well, she'll appreciate them more now that the weather has turned if I can only get them over to her in this weather. LOL
Jaimey is modeling them for me so they appear a bit big but they will be just right for my sister's hands.
I learned a lot from working on this project. Knitting with metal size one needles with black yarn is very trying. Lots of light and my reading glasses were a must for this project. Oh, and don't forget a thimble. I found "self-adhesive" finger pads called Thimble-It by Sailor at JoAnn Fabrics. For the price, they worked fine. You just use a new pad each time you sit down to knit. I started with a traditional thimble but it didn't fit well with my long nails and the thimble caused me to push too hard and I began slipping/dropping stitches. Not good when you have to try and pick up that size one black stitch.
Sorry you can't see the detail in the picture but this pattern is found in the book, One Skein, and can be done plain as I did or beaded.
Happy holiday knitting,