It’s been a while since I talked about my knitting. I set my knitting aside for a while because I was more focused on sewing than knitting, but a few weeks ago I stepped outside during the night time and I realized I needed a jacket! It was weird because this happened in September and I normally do not feel cold enough to wear a jacket in Arizona during September. This made me realize that, after my weight loss this year, I didn’t have cold weather clothes that fit me anymore.
I was able to get a new coat but my fingerless gloves have finally gave up and fell apart. I had them for four years so I was very surprised they lasted that long. I looked around for new fingerless gloves I could buy, but I didn’t like the acrylic gloves I saw and I couldn’t wear the wool ones because of my wool sensitivity. So, I decided to knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves that I would like!
This isn’t the first time I looked into making myself fingerless gloves. I wanted to make myself a pair of gloves like the ones Rose Tyler wore in the Doctor Who episode Doomsday. Unfortunately, all the patterns I found for these gloves involved using circular needles. At that time I was just learning how to knit, so I put my ambition to make fingerless gloves aside until I was more confident and knowledgeable in my knitting.
After the problems I had purchasing new fingerless gloves, I decided it was time to knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves, even if it meant I had to learn how to use a circular needle before I was ready. Fortunately, I discovered a tutorial and pattern on Megan and Pearls’ blog for fingerless gloves that looked easy enough for someone without a lot of knitting experience to make, so I gave it a try.
I made two gloves, one with fuchsia colored yarn (Similar in color to the Rose Tyler fingerless gloves) and another in purple…
For whatever reason, my camera photograph the fuchsia gloves as lighter than they really are. *sigh*
I made some mistakes while knitting them, partly because this was my first time making something while cable knitting and partly because I wasn’t paying as much attention as I should’ve while knitting, but they fit and work really well. I plan on knitting some other things I found on Megan and Pearls’ blog, but right now I was able to make these gloves. 🙂