Friday, July 29, 2005

New Beginnings

The first fingerless mitt is finished for my first pattern to be posted on the Knitting-On-The-Go web site. I call them TUGGS. It stands for TUscan Garden Gloves, from an old photo my Mom had hanging in the living room when I was a teen-ager. It was of a beautiful woman tending flowers in a Tuscan garden. She was wearing lace, fingerless gloves. These aren't lace (that's the next pattern), but they are comfortable little hand warmers that fit any occasion. The pattern is simple, and can be completed in one evening. I guess that's why I have umteen pairs. My hands are always cold, so these gloves offer a little added warmth while not getting in the way of typing or work requiring manual dexterity. Best of all, they don't get in the way of jewelry. I made these from Lion Brand Imagine, which is 20% mohair and is really soft and cuddly. I have also made them from merino wool sock yarn, both superwash and 100% merino, and from Cascade 220 (cold water hand wash only, although one day I am going to make a pair large enough for felting).

As I said I will post the pattern on the Knitting-On-The-Go web stie, but it will be tomorrow because the site is down for revamping and beautifying. I can't wait to see it--more important, I hope I like it. You never know when you turn designers loose on something just what you will get. But at least it won't be something that can't be changed if necessary.

Now, onward and upward to more patterns. I'm converting the same pattern to machine (it's on the machine now) and hope to finish that today. Happy knitting!


Michelle said...

are you changing your blog template? cant wait to see it!! anyway!!


Katherine said...

Not just yet. I'm still working on the Knitting-On-The-Go web site. But, thanks for asking! I love your blog. And I adore your stitch markers!