So November is fast approaching round the bend and that means that NaNoWriMo is also approaching and despite casting on quite a few in the last few weeks I was about to approach a month of typing on the colder than it should be bus without any gloves, as I finally gave up the ancient acrylic ones, that had been gifted to me years and years ago.
It’s only so often you can hear, “You can knit! Get rid of those.”
So I decided to make a fingerless version of my first knit gloves. Welig from Knitting New Gloves and Mittens.
I am about a row from where I would divide for fingers and the plan is to simply keep knitting in pattern for another two inches or ten or so rows.
I have made it to the sleeves in Vivian though not very far along them at all.
I will have to remember to mark the sleeves to remember which is which or I may have a fun surprise when I go to try on my first sweater.
For some reason that I can’t fathom the bus ride seems to be getting longer. On Monday I was on the bus so long that I was a couple of rows from finishing a fingerless mit, which I finished but for the thumb on the subway.
The on on the right, it started as a way to see if I could get an Iron Man inspired glove going and at some point turned into that. But as I looked at I couldn’t help but think it looks more Flash than IM. What can I say? I had just spent the weekend at New York Comic Con. Heroes are on the brain. I mean NYCC is to blame for this and this and that poor marvel scarf if it ever happens.
And it wasn’t as if I wasn’t wrapped in this when I got chilly. I find NYCC to be a mecca of nerdy inspiration. You may have noticed that WIP on the left. Working on making of glove of big blue. Seeing this guy walk around (I did a double take) you can’t help but have supes on the brain. I may redo the cuff in red. But these are just ideas I am spewing out on the universe. I also have green and gold yarn calling out to be Loki.
Yes I was at the Javits center all weekend, I figured it was safer there for the wallet. But I did send my friends who did head up to Rhinebeck off with a mission to bring me something nice. They delivered quite well.
Three skeins of yarn in red, black, and a red orange colorway.
The largest of the skeins being 1120 yards of a fingering weight yarn. That will be fun to play with. Possibly a sweater of some kind. My friends are awesome.
It’s coming up on a pretty busy time of year for me. NaNoWriMo, Christmas knitting, updating etsy stock, etc. So I have plots plans and things.
Speaking of things, I knit Yarn Harlot’s Pretty thing and finished it a while ago. It is currently around my neck keeping me warm and, giving me a place to cough, the cough that won’t go away. It’s also light enough while keeping me warm that I tend to forget its on when I’m in the office.
But now seeing how pretty (yes I know) and comfy the pattern is I have plotted to make more and I have a bag full of sample sock weight yarn for just this purpose.
That would be a pretty thing cast on in purple in the leftover yarn for the Gothic Moss Shawl. So there will be a lot of cowls in my future.