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In Which I Knit Something for Real

As promised, I really did finish something:

Wool gloves in August. My neighbors probably think I'm nuts.

These are another pair of my Mrs. Buchanan Gloves, made for my friend’s sister.  Initially, they were promised to him back in March, but then other projects (like college, etc.) kept getting in the way, and next thing I knew, it was July and they were still sitting around waiting to be sent out.  So, sorry Jeremy and Anna.  Usually I’m better at being a functioning human being.  I don’t know what happened this time.

I made these with longer wrists than I wrote in the pattern, which was unintentional.  My measuring skills apparently leave something to be desired.  But because I didn’t have to swatch for this pair (same yarn, same needles, ideally same gauge), they only used up one skein of Palette yarn (which comes in 100 different colors!).

I love buttons. And coffee mugs. But this is about buttons.

It’s about to get all shameless self-promotion up in here, but it’ll be brief, and also it’s my blog so it’s allowed.  The Mrs. Buchanan Gloves pattern is available from Knit Picks for just $1.99, and they knit up quickly, so they’re great to make for gifts (because it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday knitting!).  The pattern will work with any solid colored fingering weight yarn, but I recommend Palette yarn, which you can order at the same time you order the pattern.  Not to mention, it’s only $1.99 a ball.  The pattern calls for 2 balls, but it appears, according to this pair, that if you have small hands and unravel your swatch, it can be done with just one.

Happy Friday everyone!


In Which the Excitement is Palpable

I am very excited to announce that my Mrs. Buchanan glove pattern went online today!!!!  It is for sale for $1.99 as part of Knit Picks Independent Designer Program.  Check it out here.

This is my very first design.  I’ve always wanted to give designing a try, but it just seemed too daunting whenever I tried.  Then Knit Picks announced this new program, and I decided to give it a shot.  The guidelines are simple, you can still sell the pattern on Ravelry or on your own blog, and it’s great for knitters because they can buy affordable yarn and patterns all in the same place.

I’m so excited about this pattern that I’ve already started on a few more designs.  As if I needed a new hobby.  But, I have to pay for college somehow. 😉