For the second pair, I was contemplating what to get for my 14 yo god daughter. She's reached that age where it's just so hard to buy for. What's cool one minute is ancient history the next. But one thing is for sure, she's into black. Yes, she's one of those stereotypically freakish teenagers that is happier to look like the dead than the living. (I'm sorry if I offend anyone out there, it's just that this style is just not for me.) I know nothing about buying for this sort of taste. Last year her mother send me out to pick up band t-shirts from a store that out right scared me and I had to ask the sales person for help because I had no idea as to what I was looking for nor had ever heard of the bands. Call me a looser. So as my first glove began to take shape I began to picture it in black and kept thinking of gd. They just might be perfect for her. I adjusted the pattern just a bit to knock off with out the stubby fingers. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. The yarn I picked up on Black Friday (how appropriate) while I was out cruising crafty shops with mom. It's Stampato Extra in color #8010. I had never worked with this yarn before but loved how it knit up and will be on the look out for more. It's very toasty warm and wonderful. Could possibly sway me away from the Wool BamBoo. (Photos and props for gd's pair are brought to you by Ruttie B. from our SEK on Tuesday.)I have a good feeling that gd is going to love these!
Both sets were knit up using size 6 dpns. Because I tend to be a tighter knitter, I usually go up a size from the pattern. Both were a fairly quick knit, which is good cuz I've been very busy the past few weeks. I bet if I really tried I could have gotten each glove finished in one evening if I had the whole evening to myself and could sit and knit away.