For those who hate wrestling the porcupine…
I’ve abandoned the blog! I feel awful, I allowed blog death to occur. Shame on me. I’ve been up to my armpits in stuff lately, most important and all-consumingly the final, full and official wedding of my dear friends Kris and Kev. I’ve even got a speech to write. It’s coming out in much the way I imagine a breach birth comes out. But I digress.
The creative muscles are in over drive, just not the ‘photograph-it-and-blog-about-it’ muscles, but I’m happy to say that this dearth of posts should be over for a bit because I’ve finally got ’round to shooting the jewellery, yarn and FO’s. One project I’m pretty proud of is my latest design, “Los Guantes De Claudia”.
This was my first ‘commissioned’ design – my friend Claudia, owner at Eweknit here in Toronto wanted me to design a pattern using Zen Yarn Garden Serenity DK. I really enjoyed working with this stuff – the yarn is beautiful and the stitch definition really lent itself to the cabled design.
Best of all, these gloves work up on 2 needles. Yep, 2 ordinary, straight needles. You can use dpns if you want to make me look bad, but for those of us who don’t enjoy the wrestling exercise that is dpns, these are the gloves for you. They have thumb gussets and everything.
The cables emerge gracefully from the ribbing and converge gracefully back in at the fingers, with a little motif to polish them off. The cables are deceptively simple. The pattern is being test knit right now, look for the release in a few weeks!