Look what came in the mail yesterday:
Yup, that’s my embroidery stuff. Along with candy hearts (This is not a slight on my mom at all, but does anyone actually like the taste of those candy hearts?) and some candy for kitty. I put some on her scratching post yesterday. It’s still there. It must be like candy hearts for kitties.
A friend gave me some Sublime Stitching patterns. There are so many great ones, but so far these are my favorite. Now I need to go buy things to embroider them onto.
This postcard came in the mail from a friend’s mom. Too funny.
This ball of yarn?
It is destined to become another pair of gauntlets. A friend who’s birthday is coming up called me to say she LOVED my gauntlets. Hint hint. I am not complaining, all of my non-knitting friends show little to no interest in my knitting, so while I like to make things for people, I worry they won’t be well received. It’s terribly validating to have my items be cool enough to be requested. The big decision now is do I knit them exactly like mine, or try a version that starts at the arm and is knit towards the fingers in an attempt to make the decreases going down the arm look better than the increases going up my arm look on mine. I kind of think the black yarn will hide it better and I’m going to go with what I know. Sorry for the further postponement Dad. It’s still too cold for a vest in PA anyway, right?
I saved the best for last. The finished gauntlets!
Yarn: Crazy Cotton by Schachenmayr (a gift from my secret pal). Thanks Secret Pal! 2 skeins plus a little itty bit off the 3rd. 100% cotton, 50g/125m/skein.
Pattern: Me, my calculator, my tape measure, my notebook, and lots of ripping back.
Notes: Thank heavens I have a decent memory. I did write things in my notebook along the way, but usually only the first or second try, not the 4th which actually worked.