So, over 2 months late, but they are done! The gloves for my dad - I'm going to give them to him today. I hope that he likes them, I'm a little nervous. They are lined, I'll explain below.
Pattern: Annemore #7 from Selbuvotter
Needles: US 3 - both circular & dpns
Yarn: Nature Spun in Ash & Storm
Started: Left hand begun on October 5th, 2010 and finished on January 25th, 2011. Right hand begun on January 26th, 2011 and finished on February 21st, 2011 - then I had to block them and sew in the liners which led me to today.
Here's the back of both gloves as they are blocking. I thought my dad would like the moose motif. And his favorite color is brown.Here are both the palms as they are blocking.This is what they were blocking on. I traced my dad's hands on to a piece of cardboard. Then after I cut them out I covered them in packing tape so that they would hold up shape with the wet gloves on them. They worked pretty good.These are the liners that I bought at REI. I don't remember the brand, they were just basic glove liners.
So, then I hand stitched in the liners with embroidery floss. After knitting the fingers, this was the hardest thing for me to convince myself to do. It wasn't the hardest thing to do, just hard for me to convince myself to do. Knitting the fingers was worse.
So, I'm really proud of the gloves - it was quite a project. I don't think that I will be making another of pairs of gloves anytime soon. Mittens, sure, no problem. Gloves involve all those pesky finger parts and that is the stuff I just don't like. Not doing gloves again anytime soon.
Meanwhile, finishing the gloves means that I get to work on knitting something new. So, this is what I have on my needles now:It is another overdue Christmas project. A Danish Earflap Cap for my cousin's son. I borrowed an idea from my good friend and added the feature below:It's his name. I think he will like it. I'm very excited to be working on something, anything, other than those gloves! I don't do well with putting myself on project restriction!