Saturday, November 13, 2010

Here I am! A new blogger! (knit gloves)

Hello world!  I am Amy.  I'm a grad student in biochemistry and an avid creator.  Sometimes I think I'm in the wrong place, but I'm going to stick through it and see what happens.  My true love is my creativity, but something's got to pay the bills, right?

So while the name of my blog includes 'sewing' this is not going to be strictly sewing.  I dabble in far too many artsy craftsy things, so I will be posting any and all of my creations.  Lately I have been sewing and knitting, but I have also just picked up spinning.

As my first post, I am going to show off a pair of mittens I am working on.  I got two balls of mini mochi rainbow sock yarn and found a cool pattern for it.  I only get chances to knit in classes and in my borrowed spare time (I don't sleep nearly as much as I should...).

I've never made gloves before, so I figured I'd start fingers down!

I thought I had pictures of the in between stage when I added the thumb and fingers, but it turns out not.  Instead, here's the mostly finished back side:

Palm side:
 Close-up on the pattern (I got it here: Jeannie's Sewing, Knitting and Beyond):

I couldn't figure out what I wanted for a cuff, so I went with I-cords and cables:

The cuff is slit on the thumb side of the wrist and I made I-cord loops and knots as closures.  I'll post the completed gloves when they're finished.  I have been writing down the pattern, so I'll post that as soon as this first one is finished!

Until then, I hope to continue blogging and showing you my pieces.

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